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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sift"er
  1. One who, or that which, sifts.
  2. [Zoöl] Any lamellirostral bird, as a duck or goose; -- so called because it sifts or strains its food from the water and mud by means of the lamell� of the beak.
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  1. A household sieve (as for flour)

sift +‎ -er

  1. A tool for sifting, especially one for powdered cooking ingredients.
  2. (rare) One who sifts.
    He was employed as a .
  3. Any lamellirostral bird, as a duck or goose, so called because it sifts or strains its food from the water and mud by means of the lamellae of the beak.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sifter

Tamás Sifter is a soccer player for the Soproni VSE, FC Sopron, Videoton FC, and Paksi FC. Tamás was born on March 1st, 1983 in Sopron.


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  • How unique is the name Sifter? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Sifter was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Sifter: Your name in reverse order is Retfis. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Trseif. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Sifter born May 8, 1950

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern India approximately on 1150. Your profession was dancer, singer, and actor.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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