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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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It must have been the last straw! Paper one, of course.
The club have given no further details of the reasons behind the suspension but according to the Italian press, the action has been sparked by the 30-year-old's habit of turning up late for training.His late arrival on Sunday morning was the last straw, says Corriere dello Sport.
STRICTLY FALLOUT Seann Walsh pledges to 'give it everything' with huge audience set to tune into watch his dance of shame with Katya Jones PAGE 15 des CLARKE It's claimed the Strictly judges feel the cheats' behaviour was too much - and being called over the top by Bruno Tonioli would be the last straw PAGE 23 BRENDAN O'CARROLL Mrs Brown's Boys star talks about following up comedy's massive success with new BBC quiz show For Facts Sake PAGES 26&27 RECORD TRAVEL How Rwanda has emerged from the darkness of genocide to become a vibrant, colourful nation which shouldn't be missed PAGES 38&39
NATIONAL Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) Lead Convener and Secretary Liza Maza announced on Monday her resignation from her Palace post, citing, among others, President Duterte's decision to cancel the peace talks with communists as the last straw.
The disclosure just before last Christmas that [euro]5,500 had to be written off because the politicians refused to pay their bar tabs appears to have been the last straw.
"We fully support the Last Straw campaign and its encouragement to raise awareness for positive change."
The last straw Spread Strulch, which is a wheat straw mulch, along rows of strawberry plants, or use plastic mats to prevent the swelling fruits getting spoilt by damp soil and slugs.
Will their matey rapport survive the arduous journey or is this the last straw for the Last Leg presenters?
Senator Alan Peter Cayetano, Duterte's reported running mate, said that the SET decision was the last straw which urged the Davao City mayor to eye the presidency.
Research carried out in 2009 found that divorce lawyers have their busiest day of the year straight after the Christmas break, which proves the last straw.
A COVENTRY man has delved into the murky world of crime for his debut novel, The Last Straw.
It was reportedly the last straw for Selena, who is not a Miley fan by any means.
The 48-year-old, who quit his role as assistant at Wests Tigers two years ago to join Hull, guided the Airlie Birds to the Challenge Cup final but a 76-18 defeat by Huddersfield in the Super League play-offs proved the last straw for owner Adam Pearson and he was replaced by his assistant Lee Radford.
Launching his book Odd Man Out: The Last Straw, Biggs expressed sorrow over the fate of mail train driver Jack Mills, who died in 1970 having never made a full recovery after being coshed.