/ (ˈdʒækˌstrɔːz) /
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(functioning as singular) another name for spillikins
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Words nearby jackstraws
“Jack Sprat”, jack staff, jackstay, jackstone, jackstraw, jackstraws, jack-tar, Jack-the-lad, Jack-the-rags, Jack the Ripper, jack towel
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How to use jackstraws in a sentence
The nutting game itself is played similarly to that well known children's game, "jackstraws."Suppers|Paul Pierce
The chairs and easels were piled up like jackstraws at the beginning of a game.Molly Brown of Kentucky|Nell Speed
Before him, from the figures covering the earth like thrown jackstraws, an arm was suddenly lifted.The Long Roll|Mary Johnston
Single trees stand gaunt and charred by a recent fire, but their comrades are piled like jackstraws, the toys of the tornado.Mount Rainier|Various
Then at last the little group arrived at the "breast" itself—a sullen and fearful tangle like a gigantic pile of jackstraws.The Rules of the Game|Stewart Edward White