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Jackstraw

Definition: An effigy stuffed with straw; a scarecrow; hence, a man
without property or influence.

Jackstraw

Definition: One of a set of straws of strips of ivory, bone, wood,
etc., for playing a child's game, the jackstraws being thrown
confusedly together on a table, to be gathered up singly by a hooked
instrument, without touching or disturbing the rest of the pile. See
Spilikin.