It should not be winnowing candidates at this stage in the game.
winnowing it down to the 10 best series was a near-impossible task.
Dobie believed that coyotes served a useful function in the animal kingdom by winnowing out the sick and the wounded of a species.
Each one represents the endpoint of a long process of winnowing, pruning and perfecting, driven entirely by the market.
This winnowing stream represents the lifeblood for Wall Street, for businesses large and small, and for our economy as a whole.
To manufacture ta-pú-i the rice is cooked and then spread on a winnowing tray until it is cold.
Well, after that, Ischomachus, we will proceed to cleanse the corn by winnowing.
It has been termed the "bleating" of the snipe, but this does not seem to describe it so well as "winnowing."
There was Hilary in the barn with his men, as busy as they could well be, winnowing oats.
She is described as having ears as large as a winnowing fan, projecting teeth, a hideous face with a wide open mouth.
Old English windwian, from wind "air in motion, paring down," see wind (n.1). Cognate with Old Norse vinza, Old High German winton "to fan, winnow," Gothic diswinþjan "to throw (grain) apart," Latin vannus "winnowing fan."
Corn was winnowed, (1.) By being thrown up by a shovel against the wind. As a rule this was done in the evening or during the night, when the west wind from the sea was blowing, which was a moderate breeze and fitted for the purpose. The north wind was too strong, and the east wind came in gusts. (2.) By the use of a fan or van, by which the chaff was blown away (Ruth 3:2; Isa. 30:24; Jer. 4:11, 12; Matt. 3:12).