Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- adj. Pertaining to or made of straw; having little value, insubstantial.
- adj. botany Straw-coloured.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Strawy; consisting of straw.
- adj. Chaffy; like straw; straw-colored.
- From Latin strāmineus, from strāmen ("straw"). (Wiktionary)
“His sole study is for words, that they be — Lepidae lexeis compostae, ut tesserulae omnes, not a syllable misplaced, to set out a stramineous subject: as thine is about apparel, to follow the fashion, to be terse and polite, 'tis thy sole business: both with like profit.”
“ Tully holds, and for this they are often applauded, in all other discourse, dry, barren, stramineous, dull and heavy, here lies their genius, in this they alone excel, please themselves and others.”
“Glistening yellow in the stramineous light, the worms boiled and reared and thudded in fury.”
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