verb (yandies, yandying, yandied)[with object]
Separate (grass seed or a mineral) from the surrounding refuse by shaking it in a special shallow dish.
- As a child, Tjayanka learnt to carve utilitarian objects such as wana (digging sticks) and kanilpa (basin for collecting and yandying seeds).
- At last I try roasting them in the oven in their pods before crushing the lot and yandying, the Aboriginal way of sorting seeds.
- The pods were threshed, and the seeds variously winnowed, yandied, parched, pounded, ground, and made into a paste to be baked into cakes.
noun (plural yandies)
From Yindjibarndi (an Aboriginal language of western Australia).
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