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straw man
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  • He looked a straw man set out to announce some holiday.†   (source)
  • Lots of fires and cider and straw men... I looked around again.†   (source)
  • The older one also had a sword in a scabbard, and with coaching he could probably chop up a straw man, but the younger one looked to be completely useless.†   (source)
  • I'm supposed to ride against the straw man.†   (source)
  • One thudded into the face of a straw man, and Pyp said, "Four for Watt of Long Lake!†   (source)
  • Deaf Dick Follard sat in a crenel, methodically cleaning and oiling the mechanism of his crossbow to make sure the wheel turned smoothly, while the Oldtown boy wandered restlessly around the parapets, fussing with the clothes on straw men.†   (source)
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