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  • adj. Made of straw.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Made of straw.


straw +‎ -en (“made of”) (Wiktionary)


  • The draught oxen wear white linen on their necks, and standing by dark green olive-trees each one is a picture; and the folk, especially women, wear delicate strawen hats with flowers and leaves fairly imitated in silk, with silver mixed.

    The Cloister and the Hearth

  • "Drowning bodies catch at strawen," was her reply.

    The Cloister and the Hearth

  • ‘birchen’, ‘beechen’, ‘strawen’, and many more, whereof some are obsolescent, some obsolete, the language manifestly tending now, as it has tended for a long time past, to the getting quit of these, and to the satisfying of itself with an adjectival apposition of the substantive in their stead.

    English Past and Present

  • Oh small of soul! these little peevish pedantries fall chill upon good fellowship like wee icicles a-melting down from strawen eaves. "

    The Cloister and the Hearth


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