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The 'cage' was simply an arrangement for 'straiter custody,' though but rarely judged necessary in the case of ladies.
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
The way is strait enough in itself without any effort of ours to make it straiter.
EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEWJOHN MONRO GIBSON
This is ten thousand times a straiter place to be in than when I played the Count von Len.
JOAN OF THE SWORD HANDS(AMUEL) R(UTHERFORD) CROCKETT
I had dreamed of a breath of freedom, but instead of the open door I was in straiter bonds than ever.
A TOUCH OF SUN AND OTHER STORIESMARY HALLOCK FOOTE
Danger drawing ever nigher, difficulty pressing ever straiter, they determine to separate.
THE FRENCH REVOLUTIONTHOMAS CARLYLE
But remember that this Castle of Machecoul is straiter than any prison cell, and better guarded than a fortress.
THE BLACK DOUGLASS. R. CROCKETT
These are little brown men like the Spaniards, and are dressed in tunics or jackets, like our deacons, with straiter sleeves.
A GENERAL HISTORY AND COLLECTION OF VOYAGES AND TRAVELS, VOL. IROBERT KERR
I must have a narrower cell, with more visible walls—a straiter captivity!
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE--VOLUME 62, NO. 386, DECEMBER, 1847VARIOUS
When he heard this, the Bishop raved and stormed, and commanded them to be committed to straiter prison than before.
ROBIN TREMAYNEEMILY SARAH HOLT
A feudalist of the straiter sort might well find fault with this rule.
DOMESDAY BOOK AND BEYONDFREDERIC WILLIAM MAITLAND

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terpsichoreanadjective | [turp-si-kuh-ree-uhn, turp-si-kawr-ee-uhn, -kohr- ]SEE DEFINITION