straw englannista suomeksi
Anything proverbially worthless; the least possible thing.
- ‘For thy sword and thy bow I care not a straw,
- Nor all thine arrows to boot;
- If I get a knop upon thy bare scop,
- Thou canst as well shite as shoote.’
1857, Anthony Trollope, ''Barchester Towers'':
- He also decided, which was more to his purpose, that Eleanor did not care a straw for him, and that very probably she did care a straw for his rival.
- To be deeply interested in the accidents of our existence, to enjoy keenly the mixed texture of human experience, rather leads a man to disregard precautions, and risk his neck against a straw.
Made of straw.
(quote-book) The strawer offers to ''sell'' any passer by in the streets a straw and ''give'' the purchaser a paper which he ''dares not'' sell. Accordingly as he judges of the character of his audience, so he intimates that the paper is political, libellous, irreligious, or indecent.
The remaining plant material after cultivation; halm, (l).
An individual piece or section of straw.
Anything slight or worthless; the least possible thing.
A measure of weight for candlewax.