chaff


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Synonyms for chaff

Synonyms for chaff

to tease or mock good-humoredly

good-natured teasing

Synonyms for chaff

material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds

foil in thin strips

Related Words

be silly or tease one another

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8220;The heroine's father, who tries to restrain his spirited daughter, sums it up early in the story with this quote 'We must hold tight to the stalk or like chaff, the wind will drive us away'.
Biochars generated from rice chaff and straws of canola, wheat, and rice had relatively higher content of the carboxylic group, while biochars from legume straws of faba bean, pea, and mungbean had relatively lower content.
Cell 5 contained high concentrations of barley chaff, which suggests that chaff was stored.
Determined to help her fellow women, Zoe put herself on The Man Diet: 10 no-nonsense rules to stop you binging on bad romance and help you sort the wheat from the chaff - emotionally, sexually and romantically.
After harvest to evaluate the factors affecting the performance traits, plant height, total tiller number , fertile tillers, length of main spike, days to heading, days to maturity, chaff Weight, harvest index, 1000 grain weight, number of seeds per main spike and yield were measured.
John Lynch; Executive Councilor Beverly Hollingworth; and John Nyhan, chaff of the Hampton Beach Area Commission.
Luckily, at this stage in the competition, the wheat has been separated from the chaff.
Laying a handful of wheat on the 2 x 4 and rubbing it with the grooved 1 x 4 effectively removes the seed head from the stalks and pretty much removes the seed from the chaff.
The wheat appears to have been sorted from the chaff already, with Jessie (best price 9-2), Rachel (5-1) and Jodie (5-1) all clear or joint-favourites with various firms and Samantha not far behind at 6-1.
Chaff was used in World War II to confuse enemy radar.
One day he was spraying the chaff out while roasting a full batch on a 120K Probat and left the auxiliary door open.
The chaff from the wheat is demonstrated by accepting what the Lord has made acceptable in his eyes and repenting of that which is not.
The nature center boasts not only passive solar and geothermal technology, but its classrooms feature bio-composite cabinets that incorporate locally derived wheat chaff, crushed sunflower seeds and compressed newspapers.
Confidential,'' but in adapting that book, screenwriter Brian Helgeland and director Curtis Hanson took a scythe to Ellroy's endless plottings, leaving the wheat, dispensing with the chaff.
The consequence is that companies not strictly policing the process keep altogether too many "records," and they can't easily distinguish wheat from chaff when they must go to court.