The chairs and easels were piled up like jackstraws at the beginning of a game.
The children were tumbled in a heap like a pile of jackstraws.
She was past mistress of the pretty game of jackstraws, much in vogue at that time.
Another large game of jackstraws was being played in Europe in 1823.
“Get along to headwaters and start to rolling the jackstraws onto the ice,” shouted Latisan.
Then there were passed around bunches of jackstraws for each table.
And why were they all crosswise with each other, like jackstraws?
I have seen the logs jammed out there in the river until they looked like a giant's game of jackstraws.
Looking up one saw a dizzy arrangement of laths and rafters, suggestive of the underside of a heap of jackstraws.
Twenty years later, in 1803, occurred the heap of jackstraws that led to the Louisiana Purchase.