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Synonyms for straw

plant fiber used e

material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds

a variable yellow tint

a thin paper or plastic tube used to suck liquids into the mouth

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cover or provide with or as if with straw

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spread by scattering ("straw" is archaic)

of a pale yellow color like straw

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References in periodicals archive ?
Thankfully not too many crews wanted the same number so we didn't have to resort to drawing straws.
Australia may be drawing straws to see who makes way for Watson, as Alex Doolan scored two single figures and Shaun Marsh completed a pair, giving him six ducks in his last 11 innings.
CRICKET "I need nine wickets from this match and you buggers had better start drawing straws to see who I don't get.
Bush continued, "Right now I've got the entire Cabinet down at Cheney's office drawing straws.
The dance teacher is in troubled mood followed the Friday night crowds' shouts of "get Grace out" and so, after almost 10 hours of standing still, the contest was decided by everyone's favourite elimination method - drawing straws.