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Language: Old English
Origin: sife

sieve

1 noun
     
sieve
Related topics: Utensils, Tools
sieve1 [countable]
1
a) DFU a round wire kitchen tool with a lot of small holes, used for separating solid food from liquid or small pieces of food from large pieces
b) TZ a round wire tool for separating small objects from large objects
2

have a memory like a sieve

informal to forget things easily

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