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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Strew v. t. [imp. & p. p. Strewed p. p. strewn p. pr. & vb. n. Strewing.]
 1. To scatter; to spread by scattering; to cast or to throw loosely apart; -- used of solids, separated or separable into parts or particles; as, to strew seed in beds; to strew sand on or over a floor; to strew flowers over a grave.
    And strewed his mangled limbs about the field.   --Dryden.
    On a principal table a desk was open and many papers [were] strewn about.   --Beaconsfield.
 2. To cover more or less thickly by scattering something over or upon; to cover, or lie upon, by having been scattered; as, they strewed the ground with leaves; leaves strewed the ground.
    The snow which does the top of Pindus strew.   --Spenser.
    Is thine alone the seed that strews the plain?   --Pope.
 3. To spread abroad; to disseminate.
    She may strew dangerous conjectures.   --Shak.