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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

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be silly or tease one another

References in periodicals archive ?
And that's because each foundation has its gatekeepers--those who are charged with separating the wheat from the chaff at the get-go.
It's time to start separating the wheat from the chaff, the bark from the wood, the boys from the girls.
He's persevering with his own agenda and in many ways separating the wheat from the chaff.
Who is to say that God is not even now separating the wheat from the chaff, and that those of us who are truly dedicated to providing a proper education for our children will not have to put up or shut up, remove our kids from the perverted educational systems, and either teach them at home, or if possible start private schools with like-minded parents?
Separating the wheat from the chaff is a time-consuming effort, although a cottage industry has grown up in the form of websites describing other websites, created by individuals who do the electronic leg work to find quality resources.
By separating the wheat from the chaff in his checkered career, this four-disc Rhino box set essentially revises Torme's life, letting us admire him only in his most glorious performances.