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  • A device having holes punched in it or made of crossed wires for separating solid matter from a liquid.

    ‘a tea strainer’
    • ‘When the pan & broth are cool enough not to burn you, set up a pan big enough to hold all the liquid with a strainer or colander resting over it.’
    • ‘Leaf strainers and wire mesh don't always work.’
    • ‘Pour liquid through a fine strainer into a jar; discard leaves.’
    • ‘Place 2 ounces salmon roe in a wire strainer and rinse gently under cold running water; mound in a small bowl.’
    • ‘Empty the tomato solids in the strainer into the saucepan.’
    • ‘Strain the broth through a strainer lined with cheesecloth, if you have it.’
    • ‘A little boiling water was dribbled onto loose tea leaves in a strainer, just to wet them.’
    • ‘A popular myth is that tonsils and adenoids filter bacteria out of what we swallow and breathe like a kitchen strainer.’
    • ‘Pour the syrup through a strainer and spoon it, warm or cold, on top of the chilled custards.’
    • ‘She was saved an explanation at that moment by the door opening to reveal a nurse bearing a tray with a tea pot, a strainer, a teabag, and two handle-less cups.’
    • ‘Using a slotted spoon, transfer the curds to a cheesecloth-lined strainer, and set aside for 30 minutes.’
    • ‘For loose tea leaves, pour the tea through a small strainer into each cup.’
    • ‘Line a strainer with cheese - cloth or overlapping coffee filters and place over a bowl.’
    • ‘She bustled around, boiling water at the hearth and placing tea leaves in the strainer.’
    • ‘A continuous 1/4-inch mesh screening and basket strainers at the downspouts help catch leaves and other debris.’
    • ‘In fact, in one of the students' favorite trunks, pots and pans, lids, funnels, strainers, and other kitchen utensils rest.’
    • ‘Summer is the time to keep your strainers and skimmers clean.’
    • ‘A mesh strainer is indispensable for grain cookery.’
    • ‘Using a slotted spoon, a strainer, and tweezers, how long does it take to get all of the tea from the water?’
    • ‘A sieve is like a strainer that you drain spaghetti through when it is done cooking.’
    sieve, colander, filter, sifter, riddle, screen
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/ˈstrānər/ /ˈstreɪnər/