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Chaff

n.1.
1.The glumes or husks of grains and grasses separated from the seed by threshing and winnowing, etc.
So take the corn and leave the chaff behind.
- Dryden.
Old birds are not caught with caff.
- Old Proverb.
2.Anything of a comparatively light and worthless character; the refuse part of anything.
The chaff and ruin of the times.
- Shak.
3.Straw or hay cut up fine for the food of cattle.
4.Light jesting talk; banter; raillery.
5.(Bot.) The scales or bracts on the receptacle, which subtend each flower in the heads of many Compositæ, as the sunflower.
Chaff cutter
a machine for cutting, up straw, etc., into "chaff" for the use of cattle.
v. i.1.To use light, idle language by way of fun or ridicule; to banter.
[imp. & p. p. Chaffed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Chaffing.]
v. t.1.To make fun of; to turn into ridicule by addressing in ironical or bantering language; to quiz.
Noun1.chaff - material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
Synonyms: husk, shuck, stalk, stubble, straw
2.chaff - foil in thin strips; ejected into the air as a radar countermeasure
Verb1.chaff - be silly or tease one another; "After we relaxed, we just kidded around"
Synonyms: banter, jolly, josh, kid
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