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  • n  plant fiber used e.g. for making baskets and hats or as fodder
  • n  material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
  • n  a variable yellow tint; dull yellow, often diluted with white
  • n  a thin paper or plastic tube used to suck liquids into the mouth
  • v  cover or provide with or as if with straw
    cows were strawed to weather the snowstorm
  • v  spread by scattering ("straw" is archaic)
  • s  of a pale yellow color like straw; straw-colored

  • The LifeStraw, a beefed-up drinking straw designed by the Swiss-based company Vestergaard Frandsen, uses seven types of filters, including mesh, active carbon and iodine, to make .
  • Convert straw into building material Every so often, someone comes up with an invention so simple and clever that we're left wondering where it has been all this time.
  • POLITICAL NOTESStrawAnother straw vote was harvested.
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  • Morning Links
    Alleged straw donor Stanley Straughter set to plead guilty today. [ WAMU ] Michael Brown "respectfully declined" to provide campaign finance disclosures.
    June 24, 2013 - Washington City Paper
  • Woody Harrelson: Reinventing The Way Paper Is Made With Only 20% Wood
    I recently caught up with Woody Harrelson, who is changing the way paper is made with his partner, Jeff Golfman. Their company is called Step Forward Paper and their paper is made out of 80 percent wheat-straw waste and 20 percent Forest Stewardship Council certified wood fiber. They claim that buying two boxes of their paper saves one tree. Recently, their paper has been made available in the U ...
    June 24, 2013 - Forbes
  • Bikini-Clad Ashlee Simpson Hits the Pool With Her Cabo Crew
    Ashlee Simpson donned a printed bandeau bikini when she hit up a pool in Cabo on Saturday with a few friends. She kept herself covered with a black shawl and floppy straw hat, but got a bit of sun when she laid out on a chaise and chatted with her bikini-clad pals. Someone who was not with Ashlee's Cabo crew was her sister, Jessica Simpson , who is staying in LA as she prepares for the arrival ...
    June 24, 2013 - PopSugar

  • Tim Kaine in International Herald Tribune
    Manchin said Kaine told him although he had not heard anything from the Obama campaign on where he stands at the time, "he really thinks he has a chance at the short straw."
  • George Voinovich in The Associated Press
    They've laid the straw that broke the camel's back as far as I'm concerned,said Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio, who provided a critical vote to advance an earlier version of the measure in March. "We're talking $50 billion in new taxes, $80...
  • Sadiq Khan in ic Wales
    Mr Khan said: "Clearly I'm concerned. That's why I'm pleased Jack Straw, as soon as he heard about these allegations, has ordered an inquiry. I'm obviously keen to find out whether the allegations are true because the implications clearly are quite...

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