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  Straw - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Straw is an agricultural byproduct, the dry stalk of a cereal plant, after the nutrient grain or seed has been removed.
Straw may be fed as part of the roughage component of the diet to cattle that are on a near maintenance level of energy intake.
Straw is used in cucumber houses and for mushroom growing.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Straw   (540 words)

  
 Your Home Technical Manual - 3.4e Construction Systems - Straw Bale
Straw is derived from grasses and is regarded as a 'renewable' building material since its primary energy input is solar and it can be grown and harvested.
Straw bales are inherently low in embodied energy but most are produced by fossil-fueled machinery, they are tied together by plastic twine and may end up being transported over hundreds of kilometres.
A straw bale wall requires footings with a similar load carrying capacity to that required for a masonry wall, although a straw wall is generally much lighter (one mud brick weighs about the same as a straw bale).
www.greenhouse.gov.au /yourhome/technical/fs34e.htm   (3606 words)

  
 CEL | STRAW   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
STRAW was born, initially as a joint project of The Bay Institute and the Center for Ecoliteracy.
STRAW follows the same basic format as the Shrimp Project — hands-on student projects related to watershed restoration, integrated into overall classroom work, intended to influence the culture of the whole school.
STRAW hires Prunuske Chatham to work with these, seeing what ranchers want to do, figuring out what is doable, purchasing plants (or cutting shoots from plants already there), choosing and staking out the proper places to plant, overseeing students, and following up with maintenance.
www.ecoliteracy.org /publications/straw.html   (4070 words)

  
 Swarthmore College Strawbale House Project
The straw bale house simulated a dwelling for a small family, possibly one living in a rural area or Indian reservation.
The concrete foundation of the straw bale house is a variation of a design used by Frank Lloyd Wright: a beam of reinforced concrete cast on a shallow gravel-filled footer with external insulation.
Straw bales were used as forms during the casting process, as shown in the accompanying diagram.
www.swarthmore.edu /NatSci/es/strawbale.html   (1368 words)

  
 Feeding Straw
Straw is a good alternative in rations for cows and sheep if properly supplemented with an energy source like grain and added minerals and vitamins.
Rations utilizing 50 percent straw can be combined with higher protein grass hay, legume hays, and legume-grass hays to result in nutritionally adequate wintering rations for beef cows through the second trimester of gestation.
Except for millet straw, the amount of digestible protein provided by straws is essentially zero, since only about 10 percent of the crude protein of mature grain straw is actually digestible and available to cattle.
www.ag.ndsu.edu /drought/fs6.htm   (1215 words)

  
 PNI.org | Pacific Neuropsychiatric Institute
STRAW is an acronym for a new technique of evaluating involuntary movements, particularly tardive dyskinesia.
Neppe developed the STRAW in the early 1990s because of the non-availability of adequate measures which would reliably differentiate subtle differences in tardive dyskinesia, and which could be easily scored within a 10% range by several different raters.
The STRAW timing system is multiplied by the STRAW severity, giving a total score out of 1000.
www.pni.org /neuropsychiatry/instruments/straw.html   (466 words)

  
 Straw, Stubble - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The cognates of Hebrew tebhen, "straw" and qash, "stubble," have been retained in the modern Arabic terms tibn and qashsh.
Straw left in the manger is thrown out in the stall to form part of the bedding (compare Isaiah 25:10).
The children of Israel had their task of brickmaking made more arduous by being required to gather stubble and prepare it by chopping it up instead of being given the already prepared straw of the threshing-floors (Exodus 5:7).
www.studylight.org /enc/isb/view.cgi?number=T8443   (333 words)

  
 Leftover Straw Gets New Life
Straw can be plowed under, but that costs about $8 to $10 an acre.
Alternatively, the straw can be left in place in the field to control erosion and to provide nutrients for beneficial, soil-dwelling microbes.
In fact, the added cost of plowing-under old straw and the threat of disease are the main reasons that rice growers in California typically burn their fields after harvest.
www.ars.usda.gov /is/AR/archive/apr02/straw0402.htm   (1189 words)

  
 Sourcebook Straw Bale (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Straw bale construction uses baled straw from wheat, oats, barley, rye, rice and others in walls covered by stucco.
Straw bale are traditionally a waste product which farmers do not till under the soil, but do sell as animal bedding or landscape supply due to their durable nature.
Two basic styles of straw bale construction have been used: post and beam construction with straw bale infill, and structural straw bale construction or "Nebraska" style (the weight of the roof is supported by the bales).
www.greenbuilder.com.cob-web.org:8888 /sourcebook/strawbale.html   (2019 words)

  
 Byelorussian straw   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Straw became a passion for generations of artists.
You are going to learn about common trends in the development of straw weaving and appliquй as well as meet artists and their.
On conference the demonstration of a collection of a dress decorated by straw was held.
straw.iatp.by /index_e.html   (803 words)

  
 Jack Straw (politician) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Straw enjoys a reputation for involved local campaigning in his constituency despite his cabinet post, often spending many hours in the run up to elections literally standing on a soapbox in a high street area taking questions from the crowd and responding to criticism with a microphone.
Straw's close relationship with US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was said to have 'infuriated' number 10, with particular reference to her visit to Straw's Blackburn constituency which caused significant organisational difficulties.
In 1998, Straw was said to be embarrassed by newspaper revelations that his teenage son was dealing cannabis; Will Straw had apparently sold 1.92 g of cannabis resin to an undercover reporter[4], and was cautioned by police after his father turned him in.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jack_Straw_(politician)   (2383 words)

  
 Turbo Turf Straw Blowers
Turbo Turf Straw Blowers are the fastest and easiest way for a landscaper, contractor or erosion control professional to provide a straw mulch covering.
Blowing straw with a Turbo Turf Straw Blower is 10 times faster than shaking straw by hand and produces the same results using 20% less straw.
Straw is a great way to provide erosion control and to maintain optimum conditions for seed germination.
www.strawblowers.com   (120 words)

  
 Spanish Colonial Arts Society: Straw Applique
Although the historical and artistic evolution of the artform remains undocumented, straw appliqué decoration on chests, boxes, and crosses in New Mexico appears to be a variation of European marquetry work.
Straw work in New Mexico appears to be a simplified combination of the two techniques, with the decorative fragments covering only portions of the surface, as in inlaid marquetry work, but with the pieces inset, as in veneerlike marquetry work.
Current thought holds that the art of straw appliqué died out in New Mexico in the late nineteenth century and was revived in the early twentieth century by master artist Eliseo Rodriguez.
www.spanishcolonial.org /straw.shtml   (244 words)

  
 Jack Straw
Mr Straw was born in 1946 and educated at Brentwood School, Essex and Leeds University.
Mr Straw was President of Leeds University Students' Union from 1967-1968 and of the National Union of Students from 1969-1971.
From 1971 to 1974 Mr Straw was a member of the Inner London Education Authority and Deputy Leader from 1973 to 1974.
www.number-10.gov.uk /output/Page1381.asp   (309 words)

  
 CNN.com - Straw veil call sparks Muslim fury - Oct 6, 2006 (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Jack Straw wrote in a newspaper that a veil was "a visible statement of separation and difference" and that he was more comfortable dealing with female visitors to his local political office with their faces uncovered.
Straw, leader of the House of Commons and the former foreign secretary, said he was concerned that "wearing the full veil was bound to make better, positive relations between the two communities more difficult."
Straw originally wrote in the Lancashire Telegraph that he asked women to remove their veils in his constituency office.
www.cnn.com.cob-web.org:8888 /2006/WORLD/europe/10/06/uk.straw   (732 words)

  
 THE COLLECTOR’S GUIDE: A TRADITION OF MAKING STRAW INTO GOLD
Thin, dried strips and pieces of golden straw and corn husks were applied to the painted surface with a natural glue.
In the encrusted straw process, some artists used a heavy natural lacquer to coat the surface after the design was completed.
Jimmy researched the technique for many years and though it is more difficult than straw inlay and requires more time to dry and cure, he believes it to be the true historic way to work.
www.collectorsguide.com /fa/fa034.shtml   (853 words)

  
 BuildingGreen.com - EBN 4:3 - Straw: The Next Great Building Material?
Regulations to ban straw burning are being implemented in many parts of the country, both to reduce air pollution and to reduce the risk of accidents that can occur when shifting winds blow smoke over highways.
R-value measurements of straw bales were made in 1993 by Joseph McCabe as part of a Master’s thesis at the University of Arizona, and by R.U. Acton, P.E. of Sandia National Laboratories in May, 1994.
Straw is inherently resistant to rot, according to Ted Butchart.
www.buildinggreen.com /features/straw/straw.html   (4408 words)

  
 Surfin' StrawBale
Carolyn and her two teenage sons have built a small, load-bearing straw bale house in the Sonoran desert near Tucson with earthen plasters and an earthen floor.
Fibrehouse's study of houses and experimental buildings in cold and humid Quebec, "to determine the nature and severity of the moisture threats to the durability of the stucco-strawbale sandwich wall including modern stucco cases." This study was sponsored by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
Straw Bale Hut Update (March, 1999)—"The Straw Bale hut is thriving.
mha-net.org /html/sblinks.htm   (6134 words)

  
 CNN.com - Straw: Attack threat is necessary - September 13, 2002
Straw said the threat of attack was necessary
Straw, who is due to deliver a speech to the United Nations on Saturday, said the "dismal truth" about the Iraqi regime was that it would refuse to respond to international pressure unless it knew it risked being attacked.
This should be accompanied by "clarity that if the weapons inspectors are not allowed back, then the will of the U.N. has to be enforced by other means which inevitably would mean military action," he told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/europe/09/13/straw.iraq/index.html   (516 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | UK | Iraq not in civil war, says Straw
Speaking on BBC One's Sunday AM show, Mr Straw was responding to a warning from Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak that the country is close to civil war.
Mr Straw told Sunday AM: "What's happening is that [Jordanian al-Qaeda militant] al-Zarqawi and other terrorists associated with al-Qaeda and some of the Baathist extremists are trying to provoke a civil war.
Mr Straw also commented on reports in US publication the New Yorker that the US is planning, if necessary, to attack facilities in Iran.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/4892906.stm   (555 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | UK | UK Politics | 'Remove full veils' urges Straw (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Mr Straw is Labour MP for Blackburn, where between 25% and 30% of residents are Muslim.
Mr Straw explained the impact he thought veils could have in a society where watching facial expressions was important for contact between different people.
Mr Straw stressed it was a choice for women and he was making a request and not a demand.
news.bbc.co.uk.cob-web.org:8888 /2/hi/uk_news/5411954.stm   (790 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Politics | Straw's veil comments spark anger
It was "astonishing" that Mr Straw chose to "selectively discriminate on the basis of religion", said Massoud Shadjareh, chairman of the Islamic Human Rights Commission.
Mr Straw was putting women "into a very awkward position by compromising the faith they believe in and that is ill-placed", Council of Lancashire Mosques chairman Hamid Kureshi told BBC Radio Five Live.
Mr Straw was home secretary from 1997 to 2001, and then foreign secretary until 2005, a period which included the build-up to, and invasion of, Iraq.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk_politics/5410472.stm   (761 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Shoplifting: Music: Straw   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Vender from China (Drinking Straw) — We are a drinking straw making company in china.We can offer all types production, such as OEM.We have 4 factories in china.
Straws and Cups Supply Wholesaler — HonorUSA.com specializes in selling plastic, paper, and customized cups supplies to bars and restaurant.
Straw have created on their debut album a singalong fest.
www.amazon.com /Shoplifting-Straw/dp/B00000JR1Z   (608 words)

  
 Mission: Critical (Burden of Proof)
And that is the purpose of this technique, which we call "straw man" (like a scarecrow) because it relies on the creation of a false image of someone else's statements, ideas, or beliefs.
Usually actions are too unambiguous to suffer the oversimplification of a "straw man," and simple mischaracterization is not a fallacy, but a weakness in the support of a claim.
For example, claiming someone has voted for raising taxes, when the vote was really in favor of a bill raising some taxes but cutting many more, would not be a "straw man" in itself, but might be used in combination with mistatements of the person's comments and policies to create a false-image fallacy.
www.sjsu.edu /depts/itl/graphics/adhom/straw.html   (807 words)

  
 The History of Drinking Straws (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Before his straws, beverage drinkers were using the natural rye grass straws.
Stone made his prototype straw by winding strips of paper around a pencil and gluing it together.
Marvin Stone decided the ideal straw was 8 1/2-inches long with a diameter just wide enough to prevent things like lemon seeds from being lodged in the tube.
inventors.about.com.cob-web.org:8888 /library/inventors/blstraws.htm   (395 words)

  
 Straw man - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
A straw man, or straw person, argument is a logical fallacy based on misrepresentation of an opponent's position.
To "set up a straw man" or "set up a straw-man argument" is to create a position that is easy to refute, then attribute that position to the opponent.
Here the "straw man" that person B has set up is the premise that "The only way to stop children running into the busy streets is to keep them inside all day".
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/Straw_man   (733 words)

  
 DOE Building Technologies Program: Straw Bale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
However, combined with modern techniques, straw bale buildings feature well-insulated walls, simple construction, and low costs.
Most straw bale houses being built today employ some kind of post-and-beam structure to support the weight of the roof, with the straw bales serving as infill.
Straw bales come in all shapes and sizes.
eere.energy.gov /buildings/info/components/envelope/framing/straw.html   (168 words)

  
 Wild About Mushrooms: Straw Mushroom
Their common name comes from the rice straw on which they are grown.
The straw mushroom, also called "paddy straw mushroom," is cultivated in the hot, steamy climate of Southeast Asia.
The labels of canned straw mushrooms usually state whether the contents are peeled or unpeeled.
www.mssf.org /cookbook/straw.html   (957 words)

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