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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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I can only imagine Enda Kenny's minions gathered around a table, staring into their pints, drawing straws in a dimly lit room.
After drawing straws, it looks like I'm going to have to share a room with one of the lads.
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.