Gerry tapped the table for a moment then began sorting the names.
Dustin began sorting through them.
By sorting out the whole Bible into parcels.
Sorting the clothes, she put a load in the washer and started it.
In more modern times there has been the same excavation of shallow pits, and sluicing, sifting and sorting, by hand labour, the only machinery used being chain pumps made of earthen bowls to remove the water from the deeper pits.