Strawed

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Strawed imp. & p. p. of Straw.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Dustin Phillips of the U.S. has the record for ketchup drinking. He drank a 14-ounce bottle of tomato ketchup through a ? inch straw in 33 seconds on September 23, 1999
    • Strawed (B.), for strewed, pa.t. and pa.p. of strew.
    • pa.t., pa.p Strawed (B.) for strewed, of strew.
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Quotations

  • Alexander Pope
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    “Behold the child, by nature's kindly law, pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.”
  • O. Henry
    O. Henry
    “A straw vote only shows which way the hot air blows.”

Idioms

Clutch at straws - If someone is in serious trouble and tries anything to help them, even though their chances of success are probably nil, they are clutching at straws.
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Draw the shortest straw - If someone draws the shortest straw, they lose or are chosen to do something unpleasant.
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Last straw - The last straw is the final problem that makes someone lose their temper or the problem that finally brought about the collapse of something. It comes from an Arabic story, where a camel was loaded with straw until a single straw placed on the rest of the load broke its back.
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Man of straw - A weak person that can easily be beaten of changed is a man of straw.
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Straw man - A straw man is a weak argument that is easily defeated. It can also be a person who is used as to give an illegal or inappropriate activity an appearance of respectability.
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Straw poll - A straw poll is a small unofficial survey or ballot to find out what people think about an issue.
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Straw that broke the camel's back - The straw that broke the camel's back is the problem that made you lose your temper or the problem that finally brought about the collapse of something.
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Take a straw poll - If you take a straw poll, you sound a number of people out to see their opinions on an issue or topic.
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Usage

In literature:

We put de wheat straw an all in it an' knock de grain loose from de straw.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
He was clothed in a striped cotton dress and straw-hat.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
They were neatly thatched with straw, and their doorways had a piece of carved wood, so as to form an arch overhead.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
And they also like brown grocery paper itself, for it has straw in it, and goats like straw.
"Uncle Wiggily and Old Mother Hubbard" by Howard R. Garis
The feeling was terrible, but the fall ridiculous, for it was a distance of a foot on to some straw.
"In the King's Name" by George Manville Fenn
You may tickle me with that straw a good long while before I shall laugh, I can tell you.
"Romola" by George Eliot
The floor was of stone, strewn with straw.
"The River of Darkness" by William Murray Graydon
Rye straw is the best thing for this purpose that I know of.
"Mushrooms: how to grow them" by William Falconer
He says as how if you could take him into the stables, he'd sleep it off among the straw.
"An Old Man's Love" by Anthony Trollope
Above them, under the open gable of the barn, Daniel Nothafft was lying in the straw.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
For these rays select ten broom straws with two prongs.
"Little Folks' Handy Book" by Lina Beard
Feeding Experiments with Straw.
"The Stock-Feeder's Manual" by Charles Alexander Cameron
Tom's father made him a whip of a barley straw to drive the cattle with, and one day when he was in the field he slipped into a deep furrow.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
Some dry straw was in it, and some roots stored for the winter.
"Dick and His Cat and Other Tales" by Various
Brandes sat down on the parapet of the bridge and held his straw hat on his fat knees.
"The Dark Star" by Robert W. Chambers
The head should be held down on the ground and straw kept under it.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
His hat flew off, his arms and legs whirled wildly, and pieces of straw began to float downward.
"The Royal Book of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
Murguia, a restless, huddled form on a straw-bottomed chair, was watching hungrily every step in the examination.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
In tightening the weaving, do not pull the added straws (Plate XIX, step 6, straw x-x) or holes will be made at the elbow.
"Philippine Mats" by Hugo H. Miller
And covered it with straw and oil-soaked rags?
"The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" by Various
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In poetry:

Menalcas.
You out-pipe him? when had you ever pipe
Wax-welded? in the cross-ways used you not
On grating straw some miserable tune
To mangle?
"Eclogue III " by Virgil
For— it's "Goodbye Sally and Sue"
And— "It's time to get afloat—"
With an aching head and a straw-stuffed bed,
And a knife and an oil-skin coat.
"Seafarer" by Anonymous Americas
"The grief is in my breast, because
I have not always been as kind
As woman should, by nature's laws,
But showed sometimes a wilful mind,
Carping at straws.
"Mount Arafa" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Did she dream of the straw of the manger
When she gazed on the altar's pure white?
Did she fear for her Son any danger
In the little Host, helpless, that night?
"The Immaculate Conception" by Abram Joseph Ryan
No sleep for them ! —as they lay on the straw
—It was nothing like being " in clover "!
Expecting a " visit" — every minute
They said their prayers seven times over.
"The Travellers aka Twas a Dark and Stormy Night! (with knobs on)" by T W Connor
When the straw was weaving my heart was glad,
For neither sin nor shame I had,
In the barn where oat-chaff was flying round,
And the thumping flails made a pleasant sound.
"The Girl's Lamentation" by William Allingham

In news:

Straw Men on 10-Speeds in New York's Last Culture War.
Cheeses of the Month "The last straw ,".
Last Straw offers Christmas decorating classes in October.
The Last Straw has scheduled Christmas decorating classes on Oct 23, 24, 25, 27 and 29.
Ordinarily, Chris Kletke of Kletke Hay and Straw in Brunkild, MB, doesn't start fielding dairy-customer calls from the Upper Midwest – Minnesota, Wisconsin and northern Iowa – until late October or early November.
Romney won the CPAc straw poll and the Maine caucuses today.
He poured the concoction into two cups and brought them, with a straw, to Myrna Lebov, his wife of 22 years.
Cover the pot with a thick layer of mulch such as straw or hardwood leaves.
Jake Heppner, Altona, Manitoba, has been seeing a steady increase in demand for hay and straw this fall, and is advising customers to.
Jake Heppner, Altona, Manitoba, has been seeing a steady increase in demand for hay and straw this fall, and is advising customers to secure supplies early.
Gold From Straw does "Doubt".
Put an end to the Iowa Straw Poll—please.
These reindeer made of pine straw, along with three small Christmas trees, stood guard outside 237 Matties Way.
This BladeSports International video explains the vertical straw cut .
Thank God for the Ames Republican Presidential Straw Poll.
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In science:

These plenums allow gas to be distributed to all the straws at the same time instead of feeding gas to straws individually.
The GlueX Central Drift Chamber: Design and Performance
The possibility of obtaining particle identification (PID) by measuring the energy loss of the particles in the straw volume is investigated using the Monte Carlo simulation.
The GlueX Central Drift Chamber: Design and Performance
FIG. 2: Picture showing the straw end assembly (upstream end).
The GlueX Central Drift Chamber: Design and Performance
The straws that will be used are 150 cm long, with an inner diameter of 1.6 cm.
The GlueX Central Drift Chamber: Design and Performance
The donut is glued to the inside of the straw.
The GlueX Central Drift Chamber: Design and Performance
If that layer gets damaged, it can cause noise or even a dead straw.
The GlueX Central Drift Chamber: Design and Performance
The straw tubes used for the CDC are 1.5 m long and have an inner radius of about 7.8 mm and a wall thickness of about 100 µm.
The GlueX Central Drift Chamber: Design and Performance
This is tested by constructing a ring (diameter 25 cm) of 1.5 m long straws that are spot-glued together.
The GlueX Central Drift Chamber: Design and Performance
To verify the stability and integrity of the aluminum layer at the inside surface of the straw an irradiation test was performed on a small scale prototype chamber with four different, 30 cm long, straw types.
The GlueX Central Drift Chamber: Design and Performance
The accumulated dose per straw is shown in Table I, expressed in C/cm, which is the charge seen by the wire per cm.
The GlueX Central Drift Chamber: Design and Performance
C/cm which can rule out traditional ageing effects (like the Malter effect) on the straws.
The GlueX Central Drift Chamber: Design and Performance
These doses are equivalent to about 44 years of running in the GlueX experiment for the most heavily exposed straws.
The GlueX Central Drift Chamber: Design and Performance
Black dots represent axial straws, red and blue dots represent straws with a stereo angle of plus and minus 6◦ respectively.
The GlueX Central Drift Chamber: Design and Performance
The small prototype has 24 straws that are 30 cm long with two gas endplenums.
The GlueX Central Drift Chamber: Design and Performance
Extensive studies performed for the ATLAS straws partially confirm this hypothesis: S i-deposits have not been observed in irradiation area for large current densities (> 1 µA/cm).
Summary and Outlook of the International Workshop on Aging Phenomena in Gaseous Detectors (DESY, Hamburg, October, 2001)
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