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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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The national competition involving 38 leagues throughout the country is organised in four geographical groups and the Northern Alliance has drawn the short straw.
And Erdington is one of the places which has drawn the short straw.
So, if you've drawn the short straw this year (sorry I meant volunteered
In contrast Rangers, who had to travel to Hearts after beating Stuttgart back in September and Livingston last week following Manchester United's visit, have drawn the short straw.
As it was, he probably felt he'd drawn the short straw too.
As a result of having drawn the short straw, Eric Idle has been chosen to represent the famed comedy troupe as co-executive producer of the title.
THE KEY BATTLE ARGENTINA V TONGA, OCT 4, LEICESTER ARGENTINA have drawn the short straw in more ways than one.
The pair of them make a great couple, but poor Dorien's drawn the short straw I'm afraid.
Matthew Zions has drawn the short straw and will have to play on his own at 7.
Whoever draws them would have drawn the short straw.
Hannah's clearly drawn the short straw getting me, because I'm not the brightest spark when it comes to current affairs," Ruth admits.
RANGERS' rock David Weir is not convinced the Ibrox club have drawn the short straw in their preparations for Wednesday.
Philosophy of Life: Be true to yourself and others and try to help those who have drawn the short straw in life.
Just as you think Nick Bagnal has drawn the short straw, doubling as Ass and Star of Bethlehem (the natural star of the show?
While the instrumentalists continued to attempt their alchemy, Asbjornsen really had drawn the short straw.