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strafe

strafe
An attack of machine-gun fire or cannon fire from a low flying airplane; "the next morning they carried out a strafe of enemy airfields"
Attack with machine guns or cannon fire from a low-flying plane; "civilians were strafed in an effort to force the country's surrender"

strain

strain
(a.) To draw with force; to extend with great effort; to stretch; as, to strain a rope; to strain the shrouds of a ship; to strain the cords of a musical instrument.
(a.) To act upon, in any way, so as to cause change of form or volume, as forces on a beam to bend it.
(a.) To exert to the utmost; to ply vigorously.
(a.) To stretch beyond its proper limit; to do violence to, in the matter of intent or meaning; as, to strain the law in order to convict an accused person.
(a.) To injure by drawing, stretching, or the exertion of force; as, the gale strained the timbers of the ship.
(a.) To injure in the muscles or joints by causing to make too strong an effort; to harm by overexertion; to sprain; as, to strain a horse by overloading; to strain the wrist; to strain a muscle.
(a.) To squeeze; to press closely.
(a.) To make uneasy or unnatural; to produce with apparent effort; to force; to constrain.
(a.) To urge with importunity; to press; as, to strain a petition or invitation.
(a.) To press, or cause to pass, through a strainer, as through a screen, a cloth, or some porous substance; to purify, or separate from extraneous or solid matter, by filtration; to filter; as, to strain milk through cloth.
(n.) Race; stock; generation; descent; family.
(n.) Hereditary character, quality, or disposition.
(n.) Rank; a sort.
(n.) The act of straining, or the state of being strained.
(n.) A violent effort; an excessive and hurtful exertion or tension, as of the muscles; as, he lifted the weight with a strain; the strain upon a ship's rigging in a gale; also, the hurt or injury resulting; a sprain.
(n.) A change of form or dimensions of a solid or liquid mass, produced by a stress.
(n.) A portion of music divided off by a double bar; a complete musical period or sentence; a movement, or any rounded subdivision of a movement.
(n.) Any sustained note or movement; a song; a distinct portion of an ode or other poem; also, the pervading note, or burden, of a song, poem, oration, book, etc.; theme; motive; manner; style; also, a course of action or conduct; as, he spoke in a noble strain; there was a strain of woe in his story; a strain of trickery appears in his career.
(n.) Turn; tendency; inborn disposition. Cf. 1st Strain.
(v. i.) To make violent efforts.
(v. i.) To percolate; to be filtered; as, water straining through a sandy soil.

strait

strait
(a.) A variant of Straight.
(a.) A narrow pass or passage.
(a.) A (comparatively) narrow passageway connecting two large bodies of water; -- often in the plural; as, the strait, or straits, of Gibraltar; the straits of Magellan; the strait, or straits, of Mackinaw.
(a.) A neck of land; an isthmus.
(a.) Fig.: A condition of narrowness or restriction; doubt; distress; difficulty; poverty; perplexity; -- sometimes in the plural; as, reduced to great straits.
(adv.) Strictly; rigorously.
(superl.) Narrow; not broad.
(superl.) Tight; close; closely fitting.
(superl.) Close; intimate; near; familiar.
(superl.) Strict; scrupulous; rigorous.
(superl.) Difficult; distressful; straited.
(superl.) Parsimonious; niggargly; mean.
(v. t.) To put to difficulties.

strake

strake
Imp. of Strike.
(n.) A streak.
(n.) An iron band by which the fellies of a wheel are secured to each other, being not continuous, as the tire is, but made up of separate pieces.
(n.) One breadth of planks or plates forming a continuous range on the bottom or sides of a vessel, reaching from the stem to the stern; a streak.
(n.) A trough for washing broken ore, gravel, or sand; a launder.

strand

strand
(n.) One of the twists, or strings, as of fibers, wires, etc., of which a rope is composed.
(n.) The shore, especially the beach of a sea, ocean, or large lake; rarely, the margin of a navigable river.
(v. i.) To drift, or be driven, on shore to run aground; as, the ship stranded at high water.
(v. t.) To break a strand of (a rope).
(v. t.) To drive on a strand; hence, to run aground; as, to strand a ship.

strany

strany
(n.) The guillemot.

straps

straps
Hanger consisting of a loop of leather suspended from the ceiling of a bus or train; passengers hold onto it
Secure (a sprained joint) with a strap
Sharpen with a strap; "strap a razor"
Tie with a strap
Beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced"
Without,or very short of money
Whip consisting of a strip of leather used in flogging
An elongated leather strip (or a strip of similar material) for binding things together or holding something in position
A band that goes over the shoulder and supports a garment or bag

strass

strass
(n.) A brilliant glass, used in the manufacture of artificial paste gems, which consists essentially of a complex borosilicate of lead and potassium. Cf. Glass.

strath

strath
(n.) A valley of considerable size, through which a river runs; a valley bottom; -- often used in composition with the name of the river; as, Strath Spey, Strathdon, Strathmore.

straws

straws
Spread by scattering ("straw" is archaic); "strew toys all over the carpet"
Cover or provide with or as if with straw; "cows were strawed to weather the snowstorm"
A thin paper or plastic tube used to suck liquids into the mouth
A variable yellow tint; dull yellow, often diluted with white
Material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
Plant fiber used e.g. for making baskets and hats or as fodder

strawy

strawy
(a.) Of or pertaining to straw; made of, or resembling, straw.

strays

strays
An animal that has strayed (especially a domestic animal)
Lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking; "She always digresses when telling a story"; "her mind wanders"; "Don't digress when you give a lecture"
Move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next"; "They rolled from town to town"
Wander from a direct course or at random; "The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her"; "don't drift from the set course"

streak

streak
(n.) A line or long mark of a different color from the ground; a stripe; a vein.
(n.) A strake.
(n.) The fine powder or mark yielded by a mineral when scratched or rubbed against a harder surface, the color of which is sometimes a distinguishing character.
(n.) The rung or round of a ladder.
(v. t.) To stretch; to extend; hence, to lay out, as a dead body.
(v. t.) To form streaks or stripes in or on; to stripe; to variegate with lines of a different color, or of different colors.
(v. t.) With it as an object: To run swiftly.

stream

stream
(n.) A current of water or other fluid; a liquid flowing continuously in a line or course, either on the earth, as a river, brook, etc., or from a vessel, reservoir, or fountain; specifically, any course of running water; as, many streams are blended in the Mississippi; gas and steam came from the earth in streams; a stream of molten lead from a furnace; a stream of lava from a volcano.
(n.) A beam or ray of light.
(n.) Anything issuing or moving with continued succession of parts; as, a stream of words; a stream of sand.
(n.) A continued current or course; as, a stream of weather.
(n.) Current; drift; tendency; series of tending or moving causes; as, the stream of opinions or manners.
(v. i.) To issue or flow in a stream; to flow freely or in a current, as a fluid or whatever is likened to fluids; as, tears streamed from her eyes.
(v. i.) To pour out, or emit, a stream or streams.
(v. i.) To issue in a stream of light; to radiate.
(v. i.) To extend; to stretch out with a wavy motion; to float in the wind; as, a flag streams in the wind.
(v. t.) To send forth in a current or stream; to cause to flow; to pour; as, his eyes streamed tears.
(v. t.) To mark with colors or embroidery in long tracts.
(v. t.) To unfurl.

streek

streek
(v. t.) To stretch; also, to lay out, as a dead body. See Streak.

streel

streel
(v. i.) To trail along; to saunter or be drawn along, carelessly, swaying in a kind of zigzag motion.

street

street
(a.) Originally, a paved way or road; a public highway; now commonly, a thoroughfare in a city or village, bordered by dwellings or business houses.
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