Usage examples for strew

  1. Barine's father was dead, her mother was accustomed to follow Didymus's counsel, and the clever fellow had managed to strew dust in the old man's eyes. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. And when he expressed a fear that he would not be able to find his way back, Don Quixote assured him that he would remain in that very spot, or thereabouts, until the squire returned from El Toboso; and he told him also to cut some branches and strew them in his path. – The Story of Don Quixote by Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  3. I usually strew a mixture of wheat and oats on the litter in the hen- house overnight. – The Prairie Wife by Arthur Stringer
  4. When you serve it up, strew it over with Powder of Cinnamon and Sugar. – The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened by Kenelm Digby
  5. What do you think the field will look like if more than fifty people strew it with orange- peel and sandwich- paper! – For the Sake of the School by Angela Brazil
  6. A large portion of the hay we strew about the pastures for the cattle, is trodden underfoot and spoilt instead of being eaten; and if rain falls, the whole is spoilt. – The Roman Question by Edmond About
  7. She is importunate; indeed, distract: 'Twere good she were spoken with; for she may strew Dangerous conjectures in ill- breeding minds. – Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  8. They go on, and I am no more than the least of the empty shells that strew the sward of the hill. – The Eulogy of Richard Jefferies by Walter Besant
  9. Line the dish with good paste, strew over it bits of candied peel, put in the pudding, and bake it half an hour. – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  10. Fill the tub with ice broken into very small pieces, and strew among the ice a large quantity of salt, taking care that none of the salt gets into the cream. – Seventy-Five Receipts for Pastry Cakes, and Sweetmeats by Miss Leslie
  11. In looking for violets it is not unusual to hear a rustling of the dead leaves that still strew the ground, and to see the pointed tail of a snake being dragged after him under cover. – Wild Life in a Southern County by Richard Jefferies
  12. And as you will see that Angelio is possessed of charms no critic could possibly resist, I will say here, that from that hour nothing has occured to mar the bright stream of our love, except that Angelio still continues to strew the grave of her first lover with flowers. – The Life and Adventures of Maj. Roger Sherman Potter by "Pheleg Van Trusedale" A pseudonym for Francis Colburn Adams
  13. Living so much in the forest, it must be followed over steep inclines of short grass, which the melting snow has left with all the blades flattened downwards; and amid pine- trees, whose needle- like spines strew the ground and render it more slippery and treacherous than ice. – Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert A. Sterndale
  14. A few late asters fringe the roadsides; an occasional bee hums loudly in among them; but there is no sound of laughter, and no shine of raindrops in the broken hoary seed- stalks that strew the way. – The Hills of Hingham by Dallas Lore Sharp
  15. Seventy years before the War the German poet Freiligrath wrote a poem to prove that Germany is Hamlet, urged by the spirit of her fathers to claim her inheritance, vacillating and lost in thought, but destined, before the Fifth Act ends, to strew the stage with the corpses of her enemies. – England and the War by Walter Raleigh
  16. Butter a mould, strew in some fine bread crumbs, and let them be spread equally over it; then carefully pour in the rice, and bake the pudding in a slow oven for 1 hour. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  17. Pound them in a mortar to a pulp, strew some salt over them, and let them remain thus for two or three days, occasionally stirring and moving them about. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  18. It will be much the better, if you strew upon it some Ambergreece ground with Sugar. – The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened by Kenelm Digby
  19. Amidst the pomp of spring Lapses the lucid river; jocund May Waits in the vale to strew with flowers his way. – The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P. by Edward Bulwer Lytton