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Winnow, 1) to separate, as the chaff from the grain: “distinction, with a broad and powerful fan puffing at all, --s the light away,” Troil. I, 3, 28. “bitter torture shall w. the truth from falsehood,” Cymb. V, 5, 134.
2) to sift, to try: “we shall be --ed with so rough a wind,” H4B IV, 1, 194. H8 V, 1, 111. “such a --ed purity in love,” Troil. III, 2, 174. “through the most fond and--ed opinions,” Hml. V, 2, 201 (probably == truisms. Qq the most profane and trennowed opinions).*
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