One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘use a sieve to strain the mixture’
strainer, sifter, filter, colander, riddle, screen, muslin cloth
1‘sieve the mixture into a bowl’
strain, sift, screen, filter, riddle
archaic bolt, griddle
2‘a hoard of coins was carefully sieved from the ash’
separate out, filter out, sift, sort out, isolate, divide, part, segregate, put to one side, weed out, remove, extract
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