searce

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French saas, from Late Latin *saetāceus (pannus) ((cloth) made of bristles), from Latin saeta (bristle).

Noun[edit]

searce (plural searces)

  1. (obsolete) A sieve; a strainer.

Verb[edit]

searce (third-person singular simple present searces, present participle searcing, simple past and past participle searced)

  1. (obsolete) To sift; to bolt.
    • 1719, Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe, 137:
       [] I had nothing like the necessary things to make it with—I mean fine thin canvas, or stuff, to searce the meal through.

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