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A regional term for marijuana cigarette

straw

1. mature, dry foliage of a cereal crop after the grain has been harvested by a header or by threshing. Has very low digestibility, energy and protein content. Used principally as bedding but in some economies is used as feed. Causes impaction of the rumen in cattle and ileocecal valve in horses. Is more digestible if chopped and fed with a protein supplement or urea. If left standing in the field is referred to as stubble. When fed in this way there is a variable amount of spilt grain available also.
2. a hollow, plastic tube used for the storage of frozen semen. See also french straws.

straw eating
a vice in stabled horses which may require muzzling to avoid the occurrence of impaction colic.
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One insider said: "At the moment we will be lucky to finish second, and Dewar is now clutching at straws.
Docherty said: "I think we are clutching at straws debating whether it was a goal or not for Parlour.
The champion swimmer's aunt, Lindsay Laidlaw, said: "We are clutching at straws at the moment, but we hope and pray this is a good sign.
If you really wanted to quibble, you could say that Aljabr has not impressed with his attitude this year, Giant's Causeway may find this easy mile a shade sharp after his battling win over 10 furlongs in the Eclipse, and that trainer Andre Fabre is a bit worried about the course, but that would be an exercise in clutching at straws.
A source said: "The politicians are clutching at straws.
Backers of Sunderland (quoted at 10-1 with a run by Super Soccer) at 20-1 may be clutching at straws, but a replay was ordered for a breach of the rules in the earlier rounds when Farnham played four substitutes in their win over Herne Bay.
I might be clutching at straws but our resident bookie informs me the odds of winning the jackpot are much greater than me becoming IFA secretary general, then again, he might talking bull.
I believe the police are clutching at straws to come up with this charge and wasting tax payers' money dragging me to court.
And that, my friends, is called clutching at straws.
Tom and Peri are still at loggerheads about their unborn baby, and with Tom clutching at straws, he's willing to go to any lengths to persuade her to keep it.
As the developers are clutching at straws to get this awful project passed I pointed out the visibility issue in order to pre-empt complaints by them when their plans were refused.
FIND it strange that J Watts thinks voicing an opinion on Prince William is whinging, clutching at straws, showing themselves up.