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Definition of Straw

Straw

  1. To spread or scatter. See Strew, and Strow.
  2. A stalk or stem of certain species of grain, pulse, etc., especially of wheat, rye, oats, barley, more rarely of buckwheat, beans, and pease.
  3. The gathered and thrashed stalks of certain species of grain, etc.; as, a bundle, or a load, of rye straw.
  4. Anything proverbially worthless; the least possible thing; a mere trifle.

Straw Quotations

You know, for most of its life bluegrass has had this stigma of being all straw hats and hay bales and not necessarily the most sophisticated form of music. Yet you can't help responding to its honesty. It's music that finds its way deep into your soul because it's strings vibrating against wood and nothing else.
Alison Krauss

For thousands of years, human beings have been obsessed with beauty, truth, love, honor, altruism, courage, social relationships, art, and God. They all go together as subjective experiences, and it's a straw man to set God up as the delusion. If he is, then so is truth itself or beauty itself.
Deepak Chopra

I compare a lot of life to looking at a map through a straw. The less ability you have to see life in a humorous way, the smaller the straw is that you're looking at the map of life. You're not looking at the whole picture. You can't see the whole topography without it, and it can help you to make better choices.
Reggie Watts

Men think highly of those who rise rapidly in the world; whereas nothing rises quicker than dust, straw, and feathers.
Lord Byron

And he that strives to touch the stars, Oft stumbles at a straw.
Edmund Spenser
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Straw Translations

straw in Dutch is stro
straw in French is paille
straw in German is Stroh
straw in Italian is paglia
straw in Portuguese is palha
straw in Spanish is paja