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  1. man of strawnoun

    A weak person.

  2. man of strawnoun

    A tactic used in debates and arguments where a weaker thesis is substituted for the opponent's real proposition, this thesis then being refuted, thereby creating the illusion of winning the argument against the original proposition.


  1. Man of Straw

    Man of Straw is the second studio album by the American thrash metal band Viking. It was released in July 1989 through Metal Blade/Caroline Records, and was the band's last one before their 21-year breakup from 1990 to 2011. Man of Straw was produced by Viking's lead singer and guitarist Ron Eriksen, and like their previous album Do or Die, it was executive produced by Metal Blade founder Brian Slagel.

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  1. Man of Straw

    One who, having nothing to lose, descends to mean practices for gain, well knowing that his victims rarely go to the expense of entering a prosecution against him, since they cannot obtain damages. This term was derived from the hangers-on at the Westminster Law Courts, who were ready to swear anything at the instruction of counsel for a bribe. They were known by displaying a wisp of straw in their shoes. If another witness was required while a case was being heard, counsel generally sent out to look for “a pair of straw shoes.”

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of man of straw in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of man of straw in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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    brought into agreement or cooperation on the side of a faction, party, or cause
    A sought
    B obnoxious
    C squashy
    D aligned

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