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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 classic literature ?
It stopped beneath the Pyncheon Elm; the cabman took a trunk, a canvas bag, and a bandbox, from the top of his vehicle, and deposited them on the doorstep of the old house; a straw bonnet, and then the pretty figure of a young girl, came into view from the interior of the cab.
They were neatly plastered together by the Pygmy workmen, pretty much like birds' nests, out of straw, feathers, egg shells, and other small bits of stuff, with stiff clay instead of mortar; and when the hot sun had dried them, they were just as snug and comfortable as a Pygmy could desire.
And I saw him afterwards at poor Lord Plumstead's with straws in his hair, or something very odd about him.
Presently Dominic, hailing an idle boatman, directed him to go and fish his nephew out; and by-and-by Cesar appeared walking on board from the quay, shivering, streaming with filthy water, with bits of rotten straws in his hair and a piece of dirty orange-peel stranded on his shoulder.
Here, as he instinctively grasped the reins, as drowning men seize at straws, he admirably served the purpose of an anchor.
But Miss Bertram does not care three straws for him; that is your opinion of your intimate friend.
Trifles, like straws, upon the surface flow; He who would search for pearls must dive below,'
Who would care two straws (whatever precise amount of care two straws may represent) whether you are blown up, or hung up, or married, or drowned?
Whether he shall be put into the main road by constables, or by beadles, or by bell-ringing, or by force of figures, or by correct principles of taste, or by high church, or by low church, or by no church; whether he shall be set to splitting trusses of polemical straws with the crooked knife of his mind or whether he shall be put to stone-breaking instead.
He knew he was a fool to bother about her; she was not the sort of woman who would ever care two straws for him, and she must look upon his deformity with distaste.
looked east, then he looked west, for he was gathering his wits together, like barley straws blown apart by the wind.
went his iron-shod hoofs against the wooden bodies of the Gargoyles, and they were battered right and left with such force that they scattered like straws in the wind.
Oat-straw is, I have found, the best of all straws to re-stuff myself with when my interior gets musty or out of shape.
Your aunt hates the sight of me--but I don't care two straws for that," remarked Lady Lydiard, showing the undignified side of her character once more.
There were little hints then that I did not take, little straws in the wind that I did not see, little incidents the gravity of which I did not realise.