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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Straw  \Straw\,  v.  t. 
  To  spread  or  scatter.  See  {Strew},  and  {Strow}.  --Chaucer. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Straw  \Straw\,  n.  [OE.  straw,  stre,  stree,  AS  stre['a]w,  from 
  the  root  of  E.  strew;  akin  to  OFries  str[=e],  D.  stroo,  G. 
  stroh,  OHG.  str[=o],  Icel.  str[=a],  Dan.  straa,  Sw  str[*a]. 
  [root]166.  See  {Strew}.] 
  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. 
  Note:  Straw  is  often  used  in  the  formation  of  self-explaining 
  compounds;  as  straw-built,  straw-crowned, 
  straw-roofed,  straw-stuffed,  and  the  like 
  {Man  of  straw},  an  effigy  formed  by  stuffing  the  garments  of 
  a  man  with  straw;  hence  a  fictitious  person;  an 
  irresponsible  person;  a  puppet. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  of  a  pale  yellow  color  like  straw;  straw  colored 
  n  1:  used  for  e.g.  baskets  and  hats  or  as  fodder 
  2:  material  consisting  of  seed  coverings  and  small  pieces  of 
  stem  or  leaves  that  have  been  separated  from  the  seeds 
  [syn:  {chaff},  {husk},  {shuck},  {stalk},  {stubble}] 
  v  1:  cover  or  provide  with  or  as  if  with  straw;  "cows  were 
  strawed  to  weather  the  snowstorm" 
  2:  spread  by  scattering;  "strew  toys  all  over  the  carpet" 
  ("straw"  is  archaic)  [syn:  {strew}] 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  Used  in  brick-making  (Ex.  5:7-18).  Used  figuratively  in  Job 
  41:27;  Isa.  11:7;  25:10;  65:25. 

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