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tamis

[tam-ee, -is] /ˈtæm i, -ɪs/
noun, plural tamises
[tam-eez, -uh-siz] /ˈtæm iz, -ə sɪz/ (Show IPA)
1.
a worsted cloth mesh constructed in open weave and having a corded face, used as a sieve or strainer.
Also, tammy.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < French: sieve < ?; compare Old English temes sieve, cognate with Middle Low German temes, Middle Dutch temse, Old High German zemisa
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tamis

/ˈtæmɪ; -ɪs/
noun (pl) -ises (-ɪz; -ɪsɪz)
1.
a less common word for tammy3 (sense 1)
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