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Strew


STREW, verb transitive [This verb is written straw, strew or strow; straw is nearly obsolete, and strow is obsolescent. strew is generally used.]

1. To scatter; to spread by scattering; always applied to dry substances separable into parts or particles; as, to strew seed in beds; to strew sand on or over a floor; to strew flowers over a grave.

2. To spread by being scattered over.

The snow which does the top of Pindus strew

Is thine alone the seed that strews the plain?

3. To scatter loosely.

And strewd his mangled limbs about the field.