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Lord of the Flies
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  • Any day there may be a ship out there"—he waved his arm at the taut wire of the horizon—"and if we have a signal going they’ll come and take us off.
  • The mirages had died away and gloomily he ran his eye along the taut blue line of the horizon.
  • The taut blue horizon encircled them, broken only by the mountain-top.
  • When the breeze blew, the lines would strain taut and some accident of this pull lifted the head and chest upright so that the figure seemed to peer across the brow of the mountain.

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  • She pulls up her shirt to expose the pale, taut skin of her stomach, marred by a tangle of gouges.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Four small tents had been set up, too, poles straight and strings taut.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory

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