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taut
used in The Grapes of Wrath

4 uses
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Definition
pulled or drawn tight;
or: subjected to great tension
  • The cat crept along behind for a while, but in a dozen yards it arched its back to a strong taut bow and yawned, and came stealthily back toward the seated men.
    Chapter 6 (22% in)
  • He made the wire taut, then found a stick and slipped the pieces of meat along the wire until they were over the fire.
    Chapter 6 (51% in)
  • Slowly her relaxed face tightened, and the lines disappeared from the taut muscular face.
    Chapter 10 (75% in)
  • At last he came to the wire fence, five strands of taut barbed wire.
    Chapter 26 (55% in)

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