from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The occupation of selling straws in the street and giving with them something which is forbidden to be sold, as indecent papers, political songs, and the like.
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| Reply the guy “strawing” kirby should have been hannibal lecter 8D
Carie with you for that purpose all sorts of garden seeds, as wel of sweete strawing herbs, and of flowers, as also of pot herbes and all sorts for roots, &c.
He called out to the naked boys who were sweeping and strawing.
In which house they haue only one roome, hauing the one halfe of the floure raised with broad stones a foot higher than the other, whereon strawing
It also meant I was behind with the next round of jobs, strawing up some of the pig huts, getting the byre ready for the in-pig sow, bake some biscuits, do some washing up, and more.