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  • n  a game in which players try to pick each jackstraw (or spillikin) off of a pile without moving any of the others
  • n  a thin strip of wood used in playing the game of jackstraws

  • The bodies of all 29 persons aboard were strewn like jackstraws around the twisted fuselage.
  • They were still trying to make up their minds on rules about profits and taxes and other political jackstraws.
  • The end result somewhat resembles a gigantic line-up of jackstraws and dominoes or an oversized split-rail fence weighed down with paving stones.

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