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.
VILA NOVA SAMUEL, Brazil (AP) - "Without smoke, there's no progress," said the Amazon rancher in a torn straw hat and cowboy boots caked in red dirt. ...
Luis Andres Henao. Washington Times. Saturday, 31 Aug 2019 00:03:11 -0400.
In his letter to the ATF, Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings points out that a number of federally licensed dealers sell guns to straw purchasers who then transfer the guns to people who commit crimes
CBS News. Friday, 09 Aug 2019 16:39:57 +0000.
The obscenity-laced online messages involving the governor and 11 other men were the last straw for Puerto Ricans frustrated with corruption, mismanagement and economic crisis.
Voice of America. Thursday, 25 Jul 2019 00:42:07 -0400.
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.