Part of speech: noun

A utensil or apparatus for sifting through meshes, as of wire.

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Usage examples "sieve":

  1. " Presently, one got under my sieve, and pulling the support away by the string, I was fortunate enough to catch it. - "The Mysterious Shin Shira", George Edward Farrow.
  2. Trim them and drain them on a sieve, and send up melted butter with them, which some put into small cups, so that each guest may have one. - "A Poetical Cook-Book", Maria J. Moss.
  3. " It be Liverpool he mean, Mr Newton; but your good father be a little damaged in his upper works; his memory box is like a sieve. - "Newton Forster", Frederick Marryat.