(1) amidst this welter of confusing signals, it's difficult to winnow out the truth(2) guidelines that would help winnow out those not fit to be soldiers(3) A person in clean moccasins then ├ö├ç├┐danced the rice├ö├ç├û treading on it to remove the hull and then tossing it into the air to winnow the chaff.(4) women winnow the chaff from piles of unhusked rice(5) Also you may occasionally see her out in the fields helping her mother, Memnet, crush and winnow the grain.(6) To winnow the wheat from the chaff and to prepare it in an easily digested shape for the tender stomachs of first- and second-year students taxes the resources of the most capable teacher.(7) Analysts attempt to winnow a few kernels of truth from a mass of falsehood in order to construct a comprehensible mosaic from a swiftly flowing stream of uncertain data.(8) She contends that women winnow competing ideas less through hostile scrutiny than by getting inside another's mind, and often by way of friendly conversation.(9) To the extent that the FDA has helped winnow the mainstream drug market down to scientifically proven treatments, it has been a help rather than hindrance.(10) Days like this become a file of lingering images: women winnowing grain, children carrying almost their own weight in firewood, and meeting a Hindu sadhu on pilgrimage.(11) They will have the chance to try reaping, stooking, threshing, winnowing and milling and, if they still have the energy, cooking as they take part in the entire harvest process from field to plate.(12) In the countryside, her duties include caring for children, home, and garden, as well as transplanting, harvesting, and winnowing the rice.(13) Shaggy yaks stomp around threshing circles, ears of barley are thrashed with sticks and winnowed by singing villagers in twos and threes.(14) The chaff is winnowed out by the activities of millions of independent actions.(15) These include the preparation of new fields, preparing existing fields, ploughing, planting, harvesting, threshing, winnowing , and storing the grain.(16) You spend the vast majority of your time winnowing the application pile - i.e., finding reasons not to hire someone.