"sift" Definition

  1. to embezzle small coins, those which might pass through a sieve—as threepennies and fourpennies—and which are, therefore, not likely to be missed.

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Position in the dictionary: 3142 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: sight, silly season, silver beggar, sim, simon, simon pure, simpkin, simpson, sing out, sing small
Previous words in the dictionary: side-boards, side, sickener, sick as a horse, sices, si quis, shyster, shy., shy, shut up!

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