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Idioms for straw
Origin of straw
OTHER WORDS FROM strawstrawless, adjectivestrawlike, adjective
Words nearby straw
Example sentences from the Web for straw
The built-in straw stays in place better than other bottles I’ve tried, and the water stays cold for more than 24 hours.
Exactly one month after the first straw goat was erected in Gävle, it was mysteriously burned to a crisp.
I thanked him, sat down on the sofa, and sipped it through the straw.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hana seeks refuge from the buzzing lights of Otome Road in a nearby café and makes another swirl with her straw.
She slowly moves her straw through the whipped cream in her designer latte and looks up.
A Saudi Arabian television ad for Viagra shows a man struggling to push a straw through the lid of his beverage.
I belong so much to the stunned sleepers in the straw who cannot feel.A Journal of Impressions in Belgium|May Sinclair
Another method of keeping the straw in place is by stretching binder twine directly over the row.The Gladiolus|Matthew Crawford
Susan took her horse there; loosened his girths, and rubbed him down with a wisp of straw.Half a Life-time Ago|Elizabeth Gaskell
Color flew into her thin cheeks, and the eyes that stared at Hazel's straw tam-o'-shanter grew dim.Jewel's Story Book|Clara Louise Burnham
A bundle of straw, tied with a rope, is brought into the courtyard and left to stand there near the Yule logs.Balder The Beautiful, Vol. I.|Sir James George Frazer
British Dictionary definitions for straw (1 of 3)
- stalks of threshed grain, esp of wheat, rye, oats, or barley, used in plaiting hats, baskets, etc, or as fodder
- (as modifier)a straw hat
- a pale yellow colour
- (as adjective)straw hair
Derived forms of strawstrawlike, adjective
Word Origin for straw
British Dictionary definitions for straw (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for straw (3 of 3)
Idioms and Phrases with straw
In addition to the idioms beginning with straw
- straw boss
- straw in the wind
- straw that breaks the camel's back
- straw vote
- draw straws
- grasp at straws
- last straw
- make bricks without straw
- not worth a dime (straw)