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 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.
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 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.
The following articles provide recent straw-related news.
Swedish baby food producer Semper has recalled an organic apple and pear baby drink after the company found high levels of a chlorine-based straw shortening agent in the beverage.
The Local. Friday, 21 Jun 2019 16:23:41 +0200.
Men in straw capes wearing ferocious horned masks with gleaming eyes and long, pointed fangs stare down at a group of reporters. Others donning masks ...
Japan Times. Saturday, 08 Jun 2019 22:58:29 +0900.
Environmental groups are celebrating efforts to ban what they say is an avalanche of plastic straws polluting the worlds oceans. Chain restaurants like Starbucks and McDonalds are phasing out plastics and U.S. ...
Voice of America. Monday, 11 Mar 2019 17:18:00 -0400.
Conservatives view former Vice President Joseph R. Biden as the "biggest threat" to President Trump in the 2020 election, according to Saturday's Washington Times/CPAC straw poll. Sens. ...
Stephen Dinan and David Sherfinski. Washington Times. Saturday, 02 Mar 2019 16:53:56 -0500.
Cities and states across America are pondering whether to ban plastic drinking straws, but the anti-pollution measures are encountering opposition, NBC News Reports.
CNBC. Friday, 01 Mar 2019 15:25 GMT.