Definition of sifting
1 : the act or process of sifting
2 siftings plural : sifted material
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The sifting process, completed on a rainy day 18 months ago, culminated in the midst of a dense forest 40 miles southeast of Portland and 12 miles southeast of Estacada.
From our sifting -- we found-- parts of the device itself, wiring.
But before that can happen, there is sifting to do.
Yet performance art is found in Laib’s ritualistic gathering, sifting and pouring.
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