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.
Tetra Pak has devised a new package aimed at eliminating plastic straw use. But recycling Tetra Pak cartons themselves pose many of the same challenges as recycling plastic.
By Ike Brannon, Contributor. Forbes. Monday, 10 May 2021 12:00:00 -0400.
CHICAGO (AP) - The city of Chicago on Monday filed a lawsuit against an Indiana gun store, contending it has sold hundreds of guns to straw buyers that in turn have ended up in the hands of felons or at crime scenes in the city. ...
Washington Times. Monday, 26 Apr 2021 18:33:13 -0400.