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Definition of 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

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

The Left masks its distaste for the Bible's condemnation of homosexuality in a straw man argument that Bible believers are violent bigots. They are not. Citing the Bible doesn't make you a bigot against human beings - it makes you a bigot against sin, which is a good thing.
Ben Shapiro

The Amish communities of Pennsylvania, despite the retro image of horse-drawn buggies and straw hats, have long been engaged in a productive debate about the consequences of technology.
Howard Rheingold

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

I don't care a straw for your newspaper articles, my constituents don't know how to read, but they can't help seeing them damned pictures.
Boss Tweed
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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
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