Straw vs Stallage - What's the difference?
As a proper noun straw
As a noun stallage is
(obsolete) the dues levied for the erection and use of a stall at a fair or market.
(countable) A dried stalk of a cereal plant.
(uncountable) Such dried stalks considered collectively.
(countable) A drinking straw.
a pale, yellowish beige colour, like that of a dried straw.
(figurative) Anything proverbially worthless; the least possible thing.
*XIX c. , recorded by Francis James Child,
*:‘For thy sword and thy bow I care not a straw ,
*:Nor all thine arrows to boot;
*:If I get a knop upon thy bare scop,
*:Thou canst as well shite as shoote.’
*1857 , Anthony Trollope, Barchester Towers :
*:He also decided, which was more to his purpose, that Eleanor did not care a straw for him, and that very probably she did care a straw for his rival.
*1881 , :
*:To be deeply interested in the accidents of our existence, to enjoy keenly the mixed texture of human experience, rather leads a man to disregard precautions, and risk his neck against a straw .
Made of straw.
Of a pale, yellowish beige colour, like that of a dried straw.
- straw hat
* cheese straw
* drinking straw
* draw the short straw
* grasp at straws
* the last straw
* the final straw
* make bricks without straw
* man of straw
* pine straw
* silly straw
* straw boss
* straw buyer
* straw hat
* straw in the wind
* straw man
* straw mushroom
* straw poll
* the straw that broke the camel's back
* straw that stirs the drink
* straw vote
* straw wine
* corn dolly
(obsolete) The dues levied for the erection and use of a stall at a fair or market.
* 1899 , Joseph Gerald Pease and Herbert Chitty, A treatise on the law of markets and fairs with the principal statutes relating thereto , Knight and Co.,
(obsolete) dung of cattle or horses, mixed with straw
- Stallage and the like payments are made in respect of some user of the soil beyond the mere entry into the market; for no one has a right to erect a stall or appropriate part of the market place as a standing without making a satisfaction for it to the owner of the soil