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Definition of sieve

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Definition as written by paulgrow:

A device with meshes or perforations through which finer particles of a mixture (as of ashes, flour, or sand) of various sizes may be passed to separate them from coarser ones.

Definition as written by Terry:

A piece of hardware screen or other material is often used as a sieve to separate finished compost from the larger pieces of material that need to finish composting.

Definition as written by Greenwood:

A utensil of wire mesh or closely perforated metal, used for straining, sifting often used to clean seeds

Definition as written by Magpye:

A garden sieve is a frame with a mesh bottom. Mainly used for separating compost, but sometimes used in very stony gardens. Home made ones made out of two by fours, 2\' x 2\' with a 1/2 inch hardcloth bottom is most handy.

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