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strew

 (stro͞o)
tr.v. strewed, strewn (stro͞on) or strewed, strew·ing, strews
1. To spread here and there; scatter or distribute: strewing flowers down the aisle.
2. To distribute something over (an area or surface): "Italy ... was strewn thick with the remains of Roman buildings" (Bernard Berenson).
3. To be or become dispersed over (a surface): "Enemy is retiring ... His dead men and horses strew the roads" (Jeb Stuart).
4. To spread (something) over a wide area; disseminate.

[Middle English strewen, from Old English strēowian; see ster- in Indo-European roots.]
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Translations

strewn

[ˈstruːn] adj
strewn with → jonché(e) de
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

strewn

[struːn] adj strewn withcosparso/a di
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
They went back aga in to the house, with more flowers strewn at their feet.
The mountain formed the seaward boundary of a large island, and the narrow strip of rocky shore upon which we stood was strewn with the wreckage of a thousand gallant ships, while the bones of the luckless mariners shone white in the sunshine, and we shuddered to think how soon our own would be added to the heap.
I decided at any rate to risk it, and speedily built myself a stout raft of drift-wood with strong cords, of which enough and to spare lay strewn upon the beach.
But we were bound to walk, so we went on, whilst above our heads waved medusae whose umbrellas of opal or rose-pink, escalloped with a band of blue, sheltered us from the rays of the sun and fiery pelagiae, which, in the darkness, would have strewn our path with phosphorescent light.
The gray rocks, so many silent and attentive phantoms, appeared to raise their heads to examine likewise the field of battle by the light of the moon, and Athos perceived that the field, empty during the combat, was now strewn with fallen bodies.
It is supposed that these vast plains are strewn with blocks of lava from the neighboring volcanoes on its right, Ptolemy, Purbach, Arzachel.
The glasses discovered traces of stratification produced by successive eruptions, and the neighborhood was strewn with volcanic remains which still choked some of the craters.
In bony, ribby regions of the earth, where at the base of high broken cliffs masses of rock lie strewn in fantastic groupings upon the plain, you will often discover images as of the petrified forms of the Leviathan partly merged in grass, which of a windy day breaks against them in a surf of green surges.
The harbour-bay was clear as glass, So smoothly it was strewn! And on the bay the moonlight lay, And the shadow of the moon.
It follows them from an earlier date and could not easily be changed, and it may serve to recall to an elder generation than this the time when their author was breaking so many lances in the great, forgotten war between Realism and Romanticism that the floor of the "Editor's Study" in Harper's Magazine was strewn with the embattled splinters.
Their bed of withered oak leaves was strewn upon the small level space, at the foot of a rock, situated near the summit of one of the gentle swells by which the face of the country is there diversified.
Not only on that day, as he rode over the battlefield strewn with men killed and maimed (by his will as he believed), did he reckon as he looked at them how many Russians there were for each Frenchman and, deceiving himself, find reason for rejoicing in the calculation that there were five Russians for every Frenchman.