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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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There were also a couple of restaurants in the frame, though they'd clearly drawn the short straw because they were judged on the taste of the dishes they served as well as the quality of the ingredients they used, whereas the others were judged on the ingredients Rhodes and Tebbutt then cooked with.
Bew has drawn the short straw in the Oxford History of Modern Europe series for this period is one of Ireland's bloodiest.
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.
The Wine and Spirits Agreement has still not been signed, despite protracted negotiations on the text last year, because South Africa still feels it has drawn the short straw on geographical indications and designations of origin (ouzo and so on).
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.
Matthew Zions has drawn the short straw and will have to play on his own at 7.
It is an interesting selection for us because we have a very tight turnaround," said Davies "It was a bit unfortunate and we have drawn the short straw but just have to deal with it positively "These are huge-intensity matches and we have almost picked two separate teams because the turnaround is too tight to expect players to front-up again.
I think we've drawn the short straw a little bit, but we'll go out and give it our best and see where we go.