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Word: taut

Definition: tight; strained; tense; ready; OP. slack


Sentences Containing 'taut'

Telegraph and telephone wires which in winter are stretched taut from pole to pole, sag in hot weather and are much too long.
If the wires were stretched taut in the summer, there would not be sufficient leeway for the contraction which accompanies cold weather, and in winter they would snap.
Take it along to the next point, as shown by the dotted line, and pass it through and across the opening again, and so on, until B is reached, when the thread should be held by some sealing wax quite taut everywhere.

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