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  • n. The act of scattering or spreading.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of scattering or spreading.
  • n. Anything that is, or may be, strewed; -- used chiefly in the plural.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Anything strewed, or suitable to be strewed (for some special purpose).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of scattering


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  • They have committed various other infractions of international law, such as strewing the high seas and trade routes with mines, and British and neutral vessels will continue to run danger from this course, whether Germany abandons her submarine blockade or not.

    New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 3, June, 1915 April-September, 1915

  • Whether it be the complete devastation wrought by nuclear weapons or an antique practice such as strewing salt in the earth of the defeated enemies, war is by its very nature destructive.


  • They spread organically, strewing seeds everywhere — some of which birth and some of which die.

    Swarms are messy.

  • In the meantime, my living room looks like I'd just moved in what with half the furniture dragged into the middle and papers and junk strewing the rest of the floor.

    Things that keep me from writing.

  • As the huge balloon filled with air, it ripped from its mooring and dragged across the desert, crashing into and upturning a parked four-wheel-drive vehicle and strewing debris across a wide area before coming to a halt.

    Space balloon rips from mooring, overturns SUV

  • Screaming indignantly the car rocketed down the drainage trench splashing water, strewing discarded beer cans and fast food wrappers back onto the hood of the Porsche, splattering mud.


  • The closest any bird — angry or not — comes to throwing is the Egyptian vulture trying to break ostrich eggs by strewing rocks in their general direction.

    Tracing Those Angry Birds to the Dawn of Man

  • At half a mile distant the battleship blew up — simply blew up, that was all, her shattered frame sinking to the bottom of the bay, a riff-raff of wreckage and a few survivors strewing the surface.


  • Surrounded by the desert, which may as well be an ocean for its habit of devouring trespassers and strewing them on its edges broken and unrecognizable, William Creek is an island.

    Kangaroo Dreaming

  • He attempted to reach across the table and hold her hands, but she had cleverly guarded herself from such a move, by strewing knives and forks strategically on the table, causing Manickchandru to injure himself every time he attempted to reach across the table and hold her hands.

    Sanguine Pizza


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