Straw is an agricultural by-product, the dry stalks of cereal plants, after the grain and chaff have been removed. Straw makes up about half of the yield of cereal crops such as barley, oats, rice, rye and wheat. It has many uses, including fuel, livestock bedding and fodder, thatching and basket-making. It is usually gathered and stored in a straw bale, which is a bundle of straw tightly bound with twine or wire. Bales may be square, rectangular, or round, depending on the type of baler used.

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... Dressing the flax Dressing is removing the fibres from the straw and cleaning it enough to be spun ... Breaking The process of breaking breaks up the straw into short segments ... Scutching In order to remove some of the straw from the fiber a wooden scutching knife is scaped down the fibers while they hang vertically ...
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    Through tattered clothes great vices do appear;
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