filter in(to) (some place)

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filter in(to) (some place)

1. To slowly pass or diffuse into some place. The sunlight filtering into my bedroom is what eventually woke me up.
2. To slowly or gradually enter some place. There's no set start time for the event—people just filter in all day long.
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filter in

 (to some place)
1. Lit. to leak or seep into some place. The smell of bacon cooking filtered into his room and made him wake up. The smoke filtered in and burned our eyes.
2. Fig. [for people] to come into a place, a few at a time, over a period of time. One by one, the guests filtered into the room. They filtered in and started on the snacks.
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Cloth filters are believed by some to produce a beverage that is less astringent than paper or man-made filters, with little if any sediment passing through the filter into the beverage.
(28-31) Failures at filter removal are usually attributed to incorporation of the filter into the wall of the cava, significant filter tilt, and large clot burden.
The method of inclusion retention is dynamic since the molten metal stream is pumped periodically through the filter into the casting and permitted to drain back into the holding furnace.
A recently published case series by Rosenthal et al (17) reported bedside intravascular ultrasound-guided insertion of the Optease filter into 94 intensive-care patients.
The inclusions become retained on the filter surface throughout the pores as the metal stream continues through the filter into the mold.
By inserting a silica mesh fabric filter into its runners and riser contacts, Grede-Pryor has increased finishing room efficiency.