winnowing

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Verb[edit]

winnowing

  1. Present participle of winnow.

Noun[edit]

winnowing (plural winnowings)

  1. The act of separating chaff from grain.
    • William Bridge
      If God doth suffer his own people and dearest children to be exposed to Satan's temptings and winnowings; Why should any man then doubt of his childship, doubt of his own everlasting condition, and say, that he is none of the child of God because he is tempted?
    • 2007 October 20, Thomas C. Cooper, “How Green Is My Garden?”, New York Times:
      At first I tried to handle the seasonal winnowings with a large three-bin compost device.

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