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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 ?
The Aussies drew the short straw when the four three-team groups were named and, in the lottery-style uncertainty of the game, back-to-back defeats against the West Indies on Sunday and Sri Lanka next Tuesday would mean an end to their campaign.
Hubby Jordan Bratman drew the short straw with his itchy scarecrow outfit while the couple's 10- month-old son Max was the mane attraction as the cowardly lion - though surely he would have made the perfect Munchkin.
Winger ROBINHO drew the short straw and Real wanted to use him to get CRISTIANO RONALDO.
Hence The Guardian journalist who drew the short straw to travel to Wales to interview an AM in Anglesey.
Bull drew the short straw, and has assembled not only memories, but diaries and earlier written accounts.
Last week the Perth club drew the short straw with an opening day visit to meet regular champions Rangers.
HAL: So you drew the short straw and had to go to Comdex.
The round 4A draw was also made and Kildare drew the short straw having been paired with the losers of next Saturday's Munster final replay between Cork and Kerry.
The defending champion drew the short straw weatherwise on Thursday, not starting her match until late because of the poor weather and then being unable to finish.
The defending champion (pictured left) drew the short straw weather-wise on Thursday, not starting her match until late because of the poor weather and then being unable to finish.
This year I drew the short straw and have organised tonight's event.
Anyhow, the BBC drew the short straw with the Greece v Nigeria match and Gary Lineker wasn't even in the studio.
Lee Furlong, 15, from Crosby, and his mates drew the short straw and played in Germany's colours.
CARDIFF'S Wayne Brooks drew the short straw on Cruiserweight II Prizefighters night - but his courage pushed former world champion HerbieHideall thewayat Bethnal Green's York Hall.
There were seven riders and he had to select six so I drew the short straw - I am not bitter, just frustrated.