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taut
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Treasure Island
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  • The hawser was as taut as a bowstring, and the current so strong she pulled upon her anchor.
  • So far so good, but it next occurred to my recollection that a taut hawser, suddenly cut, is a thing as dangerous as a kicking horse.
  • A noo boarder and lodger, sir, and looking fit and taut as a fiddle; slep’ like a supercargo, he did, right alongside of John—stem to stem we was, all night."
  • "Silver," said the other man—and I observed he was not only red in the face, but spoke as hoarse as a crow, and his voice shook too, like a taut rope—"Silver," says he, "you’re old, and you’re honest, or has the name for it; and you’ve money too, which lots of poor sailors hasn’t; and you’re brave, or I’m mistook.

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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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