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Straw

v. t.1.To spread or scatter. See Strew, and Strow.
n.1.A stalk or stem of certain species of grain, pulse, etc., especially of wheat, rye, oats, barley, more rarely of buckwheat, beans, and pease.
2.The gathered and thrashed stalks of certain species of grain, etc.; as, a bundle, or a load, of rye straw.
3.Anything proverbially worthless; the least possible thing; a mere trifle.
I set not a straw by thy dreamings.
- Chaucer.
Man of straw
an effigy formed by stuffing the garments of a man with straw; hence, a fictitious person; an irresponsible person; a puppet.
Straw bail
worthless bail, as being given by irresponsible persons.
Straw bid
a worthless bid; a bid for a contract which the bidder is unable or unwilling to fulfill.
Straw cat
(Zool.) the pampas cat.
Straw color
the color of dry straw, being a delicate yellow.
Straw drain
a drain filled with straw.
Straw plait
a strip formed by plaiting straws, used for making hats, bonnets, etc.
To be in the straw
to be brought to bed, as a pregnant woman.
Noun1.straw - plant fiber used e.g. for making baskets and hats or as fodder
2.straw - material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
Synonyms: chaff, husk, shuck, stalk, stubble
3.straw - a yellow tint; yellow diluted with white
Synonyms: pale yellow
4.straw - a thin paper or plastic tube used to such liquids into the mouth
Synonyms: drinking straw
Verb1.straw - cover or provide with or as if with straw; "cows were strawed to weather the snowstorm"
2.straw - spread by scattering ("straw" is archaic); "strew toys all over the carpet"
Synonyms: strew
Adj.1.straw - of a pale yellow color like straw; straw colored
To see or use a straw in your dream, indicates that you may have been taking some things for granted. Pay more attention to the people around you. You will find that you will build stronger and more meaningful bounds with them. To dream that you are buying straws, suggests that you are trying to buy your way into a situation or relationship.a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot, adjutage, afterglow, afterimage, air, anthrophore, aureate, auric, axis, bagatelle, balance, barley, bauble, bean, beige, bestrew, bibelot, bird seed, bit, bole, bran, brass farthing, broadcast, bubble, buff, buff-yellow, butt, butt end, button, canary, canary-yellow, candle ends, cane, carpophore, cat food, catheter, caudex, caulicle, caulis, cent, chaff, chicken feed, chip, chop, citron, citron-yellow, cobweb, cork, corn, cream, creamy, culm, curio, debris, detritus, disseminate, dog food, down, drainpipe, dust, eatage, ecru, efflux tube, end, ensilage, ether, fag end, fairy, fallow, farce, farthing, feather, feed, fig, filings, fire hose, flaxen, fleabite, flue, flue pipe, fluff, foam, fodder, folderol, footstalk, forage, fossil, fribble, frippery, froth, funicule, funiculus, funnel, fuzz, garden hose, gas pipe, gaud, gewgaw, gilded, gilt, gimcrack, gold, gold-colored, golden, gossamer, grain, hair, halfpenny, haulm, hay, hill of beans, holdover, hose, hosepipe, husks, jest, joke, kickshaw, knickknack, knickknackery, leafstalk, leavings, leftovers, lemon, lemon-yellow, luteolous, lutescent, mash, meal, minikin, mockery, molehill, mote, nipple, oats, ocherish, ocherous, ochery, ochreous, ochroid, ochrous, ochry, odds and ends, offscourings, or, organ pipe, orts, parings, pasturage, pasture, pedicel, peduncle, peppercorn, pet food, petiole, petiolule, petiolus, picayune, pin, pinch of snuff, pinprick, pipe, pipeline, pipette, piping, primrose, primrose-colored, primrose-yellow, provender, rags, rap, red cent, reed, reed pipe, refuse, relics, remainder, remains, remnant, residue, residuum, rest, roach, row of pins, rubbish, ruins, rump, rush, saffron, saffron-colored, saffron-yellow, sallow, sand-colored, sandy, sawdust, scatter, scourings, scraps, scratch, scratch feed, seedstalk, shadow, shavings, shit, siamese, siamese connection, silage, siphon, slops, snap, sneeshing, snorkel, soil pipe, sou, sow, spear, spire, sponge, spume, stalk, standpipe, steam pipe, stem, stipe, stock, straw-colored, stubble, stump, survival, sweepings, swill, tap, thistledown, tigella, toy, trace, trifle, trinket, tube, tubing, tubulation, tubule, tubulet, tubulure, tuppence, two cents, twopence, vestige, waste, waste pipe, water pipe, wheat, whim-wham, xanthic, xanthous, yellow, yellowish
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Browse
Stratotic
Stratum
stratum basale
stratum corneum
stratum germinativum
stratum granulosum
stratum lucidum
Stratus
stratus cloud
Straught
Strauss
Strauss the Elder
Strauss the Younger
Stravinskian
Stravinsky
Stravinskyan
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Straw bail
Straw bid
straw boss
Straw cat
Straw color
Straw drain
straw foxglove
straw hat
straw man
straw mushroom
Straw plait
straw poll
straw vote
straw wine
Straw-colored
Straw-cutter
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