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taut
used in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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Definition
pulled or drawn tight;
or: subjected to great tension
  • She was thin without the taut look of wiry people, and her printed voile dresses and flowered hats were as right for her as denim overalls for a farmer.
    p. 93.4
  • Her mouth was too taut and her tongue too still to attempt the strange sounds.
    p. 229.5

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