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02 February 2009 @ 11:48 pm
Challenge: Chaff  
chaff \chaf\, noun, verb:
1. the stiff strawlike part of grains such as wheat, oats, rye

verb:
1. to make good-natured fun of someone

noun:
1. worthless material; detritus

c 1000, Old English ceaf, from Proto-Germanic *kaf-, *kef-. Chaffinch (Fringilla cælebs) is Old English ceaffinc