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Harriett saw his stoop, and the taut, braced power of his back as he lifted.

Turning back to Dr. Shalt, he began to speak in a taut, controlled voice.

Taut, now, the quivering lines; now slack; and so, let her go!

The cable, taut with the strain, stretched ahead out of sight.

Now we're all taut and shipshape and nobody can get aboard to interrupt.

The colonel wanted to order her off and swear his nerves would be as taut without it.

The scientist and his helper were tense and taut with excitement.

The line was taut from boat to fish in spite of all I could do in lowering my rod.

Every order was executed on the run, and all sails were swayed as flat and taut as boards.

Then the hard, taut strength was gone and the man lay limply.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., tohte, possibly from tog-, past participle stem of Old English teon "to pull, drag," from Proto-Germanic *tugn, from PIE *deuk- "to lead" (see duke (n.)).

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