He spent months sifting through and cataloging this unexpected cache.
sifting sand and putting it back in place is really a short-term fix, say experts.
After two weeks sifting through over one thousand pages of SEC filings for the largest banks, I have the same concerns.
sifting through snapshots of her in various pageants, their faces radiate with pride.
Once the sand was plowed back onto the beaches, volunteers scoured it for any flotsam that got through the sifting machines.
On rainy days we were supposed to work in the barn, greasing harness, shelling seed-corn and “sifting” grass-seed.
The bone was formed by sifting pure smooth earth and wetting it with marrow.
This was for sifting charcoal when burned, and separating the small from the larger pieces.
The snow was sifting over the tundra in icy gusts from the westward.
Instead of marshaling and sifting the proofs for immortality, he chants "I know I am deathless."
Old English siftan "pass (something) through a sieve," from Proto-Germanic *sib- (cf. Dutch ziften, Middle Low German sichten, German sichten "to sift;" see sieve (n.)). Intransitive sense "to pass loosely or fall scatteredly" is from 1590s. Metaphoric sense of "look carefully through" first recorded 1530s. Related: Sifted; sifting.