straw

Part of speech: noun

A mere trifle.

Part of speech: noun

A dried or ripened stalk; also, stems or stalks of threshed grain, collectively.

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Usage examples "straw":

  1. And also if thou canst make the rest of thy companions merry, by telling things that are false, of them that are better than thyself, thou dost not care a straw. - "The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3", John Bunyan.
  2. When the girl began to cry the tiny little man appeared again and said: " What'll you give me if I spin the straw into gold for you?" - "Journeys Through Bookland V2", Charles H. Sylvester.
  3. " Not a straw," said Harry, shaking his head. - "The Limit", Ada Leverson.