chaff : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
  • n  foil in thin strips; ejected into the air as a radar countermeasure
  • v  be silly or tease one another

  • To help you separate the wheat from the chaff, PTI scoured 345,000 sq.
  • Then there are the sites that are supposed to help you sort the wheat from the chaff on all the other sites.
  • Audio-type books require a longer commitment than reading a book, he adds, and sifting the wheat from the chaff is a time-consuming process.
News & Articles

  • 10 Greatest Stars in US Open Golf History
    The U.S. Open is tough. As the great Tom Weiskopf said : " When people say they dream of playing in the U.S. Open someday, what they're really saying is, they'd like to be good enough to play. Trust me, the U.S. Open is not fun." No other event in professional golf has the reputation for separating the wheat from the chaff. No other event so brutally punishes its competitors, so consistently ...
    June 13, 2013 - Bleacher Report
  • The Bachelorette Watch: Dodge Balls to the Walls
    Welcome back to The Bachelorette, where Desiree’s quest for love continues. Des is determined to separate the man-wheat from the boy-chaff and find out who is here for the right reasons, who thinks things are really real, who believes in fairytales — and to live out every girl’s dream and force a man to propose to her with a Neil Lane diamond engagement ring on national television. Des is ...
    June 11, 2013 - Time Magazine
  • Quick and dirty WWDC 2013 Rumor Roundup
    WWDC is about 24 hours away and the Apple community will be watching intently as Tim Cook and company take the stage at the Moscone Center in San Francisco to give us a glimpse into the future of iOS and OS X. There have been a lot of rumors surrounding WWDC 2013, so to help sort out the wheat from the chaff, below are a list of the more prominent and plausible rumors we've heard thus far ...
    June 9, 2013 - Network World

  • Condoleezza Rice in BBC News
    The Iranians are "doing nothing but trying to throw up chaff so that they are not referred to the (UN) Security Council and people shouldn't let them get away with it," Ms Rice said.
  • Christine Varney in Lexology (registration)
    Expressing a "strong[] belie[f] that antitrust enforcers are able to separate the wheat from the chaff in identifying exclusionary and predatory acts," Ms. Varney firmly endorsed a strong form of the balancing approach outlined in the DC...
  • Robert Mugabe in Cape Times (subscription)
    Lupane was at the epicentre of the 1982-4 Gukuruhundi ("The rain which washes away the chaff before the spring rains"), as President Robert Mugabe called the massacres perpetrated on the Ndebele inhabitants of the area by the notorious...

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