|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) A utensil for separating the finer and coarser parts of a pulverized or granulated substance from each other. It consist of a vessel, usually shallow, with the bottom perforated, or made of hair, wire, or the like, woven in meshes.
2. (n.) A kind of coarse basket.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
See AGRICULTURE; THRESHING.
Sieve (2 Occurrences)
Isaiah 30:28 His breath is as an overflowing stream that reaches even to the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of destruction; and a bridle that leads to ruin will be in the jaws of the peoples. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Amos 9:9 "For, behold, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all the nations, as grain is sifted in a sieve, yet not the least kernel will fall on the earth. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)