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English Dictionary: strewing by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the act of scattering [syn: scatter, scattering, strewing]
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Strewing \Strew"ing\, n.
      1. The act of scattering or spreading.
      2. Anything that is, or may be, strewed; -- used chiefly in
            the plural. --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Strew \Strew\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Strewed}; p. p. {strewn}; p.
      pr. & vb. n. {Strewing}.] [OE. strewen, strawen, AS.
      strewian, stre[a2]wian; akin to Ofries. strewa, OS. strewian,
      D. strooijen, G. streuen, OHG. strewen, Icel. str[be], Sw.
      str[94], Dan. str[94]e, Goth. straujan, L. sternere, stratum,
      Gr. [?], [?], Skr. st[?]. [fb]166. Cf. {Stratum}, {Straw},
      1. To scatter; to spread by scattering; to cast or to throw
            loosely apart; -- used of solids, separated or separable
            into parts or particles; as, to strew seed in beds; to
            strew sand on or over a floor; to strew flowers over a
                     And strewed his mangled limbs about the field.
                     On a principal table a desk was open and many papers
                     [were] strewn about.                           --Beaconsfield.
      2. To cover more or less thickly by scattering something over
            or upon; to cover, or lie upon, by having been scattered;
            as, they strewed the ground with leaves; leaves strewed
            the ground.
                     The snow which does the top of Pindus strew.
                     Is thine alone the seed that strews the plain?
      3. To spread abroad; to disseminate.
                     She may strew dangerous conjectures.   --Shak.
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