To win now is to use air to “separate the wheat from the chaff” – literally or figuratively. If a coach cuts the top NBA draft picks to his first pick, then he will focus his negotiations on that player. Chances are, if you come across the word Winnow on any given day, it`s probably not in the literal context of grain. This seems unlikely unless it can be proven that Winwaloe and Winnow or Winoc were the same person. Before the 12th century, in the transitive sense 1a(1) They lived there so long that they could win the tares and throw away the garbage. If it weren`t naïve to your belt face, I`d hit the big one, win the grain, and greet the meal! Slaughtered maize is removed by men, others win it, still others stack it, still others provide fresh layers. The explosions of adversity were necessary to win evil and evil and to leave behind what has been proven. Middle English winewen, from Old English windwian to fan, winnow; related to Old High German wintÅn to fan, Latin vannus vannowing fan, ventus wind – more to Windeintrag 1 Theme music by Joshua Stamper â©2006 New Jerusalem Music/ASCAP To win now is to blow something until you have what you want left, like tares. If you want only your favorite people to attend your party, you`ll need to narrow down the guest list from 300 to 30. Beginning as windwian in Old English, winnow first referred to the removal of the husk from the grain by a draught.
This usage was quickly expanded to describe the elimination of anything undesirable or undesirable (a recent example of this would be “sorting sensitive material”). People then started using the word to select the most desirable items (as in “sort qualified candidates”). Winnow`s association with air movement has also led to the meanings of “rocking” and “flapping with or as with wings”, but these uses are rare today. The last meanings blew around the beginning of the 19th century: they are “blow” and “blow in bursts”.