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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 ?
I can see why you feel uncomfortable, but, given that the situation is one that all your mates are aware of - so much so that you even drew straws to see who was lumbered with the mixed sleeping arrangements - it should be no problem to set some ground rules.
They drew straws during practice on Morpeth Common to decide who would pin the suffragette colours to the King's horse, and Emily drew the short straw.
After three recounts, both Labour and Conservative had 1,822 votes, so they called upon the legislative mechanism designed to resolve such difficulties: they drew straws.
near Musayyib where soldiers drew straws to get out of waking him,
Undecided, they drew straws and the losers were former topless model Sam Fox and chef Gino D'Acampo.