chaff

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chaff

1. chaffed hay; called also chop.
2. the winnowings from a threshing, consisting of awns, husks, glumes and other relatively indigestible materials.
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On the upside, many of our birds will begin heading down to north Norfolk in a month or so to gorge on winter crops, making the job of sorting the wheat from the chaff on Lancashire's farmland that bit easier.
The hardest part is sorting the wheat from the chaff.