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“… bottom the young ones winnow to a tiny …”

meanings of winnow


  1. To separate, sift, analyze, or test by separating items having different values.
  2. To subject (granular material, especially food grain) to a current of air separating heavier and lighter components, as grain from chaff.
  3. To move about with a flapping motion, as of wings; to flutter.
  4. To blow upon or toss about by blowing; to set in motion as with a fan or wings.


  1. The act of winnowing.
  2. That which winnows or which is used in winnowing; a contrivance for fanning or winnowing grain.

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