The word straw is a noun. Straw means (1) a thin paper or plastic tube used to such liquids into the mouth, (2) a yellow tint; yellow diluted with white, (3) material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds, (4) plant fiber used e.g. for making baskets and hats or as fodder.
Straw is also a verb that means (1) spread by scattering ("straw" is archaic), (2) cover or provide with or as if with straw.
Straw is also an adjective that means (1) of a pale yellow color like straw; straw colored.
The following articles and web pages elaborate on the word straw.
- Cowboy Hats
Cowboy hats are Western style hats that were originally created as part of cowmen's daily wear. The wide brim could be used for fanning a fire, scooping water, or waving to distant riders.
- Cowboy Hat History
The cowboy hat was invented in 1865 when John Stetson used fur fabric and boiling water to create a hat that kept out the elements. Learn more on this website.
- Tote Bags
A tote bag is a flexible bag with an open top. Many are made of canvas, but tote bags can also be made of leather, vinyl, straw, or other fabric. Visit this site to learn more about tote bags.
- Wicker Furniture
Wicker furniture is constructed of hard woven plant fibers such as willow switches, rattan stalks, or straw
reeds. Wicker furniture was popular in Victorian times and continues to hold nostalgic appeal.
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