sieve out

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Verb1.sieve out - separate or remove; "The customer picked over the selection"
choose, pick out, select, take - pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"
References in classic literature ?
There he doubled up in limp agony, for the Wheeling "stogie "joined with the surge and jar of the screw to sieve out his soul.
This modified clay could be used as a filter to sieve out small quantities of dioxin and other toxic chemicals from industrial wastewater or drinking water.