Definitions starting with F

ID #3623

fan

n. [OED, anything spread out in the shape of a fan] a large fishing net. (Eleu.)

—v. [OED idem] to winnow; to separate and drive away the chaff (of grain) by means of a current of air, usually using a FANNER: They [guinea corn] are "fanned" and then stored into large drummers (Crooked). (Black)

Tags: agriculture, nautical, noun, verb

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Last update: 2010-11-27 15:30
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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