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a thin strip of wood used in playing the game of jackstraws
One of the pieces used for the game variously called jackstraws or pick-up-sticks.
An insignificant person.
an effigy stuffed with straw; a scarecrow; hence, a man without property or influence
one of a set of straws of strips of ivory, bone, wood, etc., for playing a child's game, the jackstraws being thrown confusedly together on a table, to be gathered up singly by a hooked instrument, without touching or disturbing the rest of the pile. See Spilikin
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