Fanning machine, orFanning mill, a machine for separating seed from chaff, etc., by a blast of air; a fanner.

1. To move as with a fan.

The air . . . fanned with unnumbered plumes.

2. To cool and refresh, by moving the air with a fan; to blow the air on the face of with a fan.

3. To ventilate; to blow on; to affect by air put in motion.

Calm as the breath which fans our eastern groves.

4. To winnow; to separate chaff from, and drive it away by a current of air; as, to fan wheat. Jer. li. 2.

5. To excite or stir up to activity, as a fan excites a flame; to stimulate; as, this conduct fanned the excitement of the populace.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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