Strewing
Strewing Strew"ing, n. 1. The act of scattering or spreading. [1913 Webster]

2. Anything that is, or may be, strewed; -- used chiefly in the plural. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • Strewing — Strew Strew, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Strewed}; p. p. {strewn}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Strewing}.] [OE. strewen, strawen, AS. strewian, stre[ o]wian; akin to Ofries. strewa, OS. strewian, D. strooijen, G. streuen, OHG. strewen, Icel. str[=a], Sw. str[ o],… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strewing — noun The act of scattering or spreading …   Wiktionary

  • strewing — struː v. scatter, sprinkle; spread or cover a surface; be scattered or spread over a surface; disseminate, distribute …   English contemporary dictionary

  • strewing — strew·ing …   English syllables

  • strewing — noun the act of scattering • Syn: ↑scatter, ↑scattering • Derivationally related forms: ↑strew, ↑scatter (for: ↑scattering), ↑scatter ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Strewing herb — Strewing herbs are certain kinds of plants that are scattered (strewn) over the floors of dwelling places and other buildings. Such plants usually have fragrant or astringent smells, and many also serve as insecticides or disinfectants. Their use …   Wikipedia

  • strewing herb — noun : an herb formerly strewn over the floor in private rooms, banquet halls, churches, and similar places for the fragrance of flower or foliage …   Useful english dictionary

  • strew — transitive verb (strewed; strewed or strewn; strewing) Etymology: Middle English strewen, strowen, from Old English strewian, strēowian; akin to Old High German strewen to strew, Latin struere to heap up, sternere to spread out, Greek stornynai… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • strew — [[t]stru͟ː[/t]] strews, strewing, strewed, strewn VERB To strew things somewhere, or to strew a place with things, means to scatter them there. [V n prep/adv] The racoons knock over the rubbish bins in search of food, and strew the contents all… …   English dictionary

  • spot — n *place, position, location, situation, site, station Analogous words: *locality, district, neighborhood, vicinity: region, *area, tract, belt, zone: section, sector (see PART) spot vb Spot, spatter, sprinkle, mottle, fleck, stipple, marble,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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