Sentence Examples with the word winnowing

Or I was attracted by the passage of wild pigeons from this wood to that, with a slight quivering winnowing sound and carrier haste; or from under a rotten stump my hoe turned up a sluggish portentous and outlandish spotted salamander, a trace of Egypt and the Nile, yet our contemporary.

The shells and kernels are then separated in a winnowing machine.

The word Vanellus is from vannus, the fan used for winnowing corn, and refers to the audible beating of the bird's wings.