Straight


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Straight

Direct telephone line, compared to an outside line that requires a telephone number to be dialed.

Straight

Describing a phone that connects directly to one and only one other phone. One need not dial any number between straight phones.
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I went straight out in the country as much as a mile before I stopped; then I doubled back through the woods towards Phelps'.
The more distant view ranged over the flat eastward country beyond, speckled with its scattered little villages; crossed and recrossed by its network of "back-waters"; and terminated abruptly by the long straight line of sea-wall which protects the defenseless coast of Essex from invasion by the sea.
You shoot not so straight as I, for all your bravado.
As soon as you look at it with your eye on the edge on the table, you will find that it ceases to appear to you a figure, and that it becomes in appearance a straight line.
The walls of the room were lined with racks in which were hundreds of straight and hooked swords, javelins, and daggers.
He found Paul and restored him, and ordained him a preacher; and from this old house we had hunted up in the street which is miscalled Straight, he had started out on that bold missionary career which he prosecuted till his death.
On seeing me the /pauw/ bunched up together, as I expected that they would, and I fired two shots straight into the thick of them, and, as luck would have it, brought one down, a fine fellow, that weighed about twenty pounds.
For fifty yards before her the trail was straight, and down this leafy tunnel she saw the stealthy advancing figure of a strange and fearful creature.
This was said by the undersized Napoleon, looking up straight into Alexander's eyes.
I was abreast him in a moment and, passing him, walked straight toward the two beasts.
The girl sat up very straight and tilted her chin in the air.
What do you think--shall we go through Karamyshevo or by the straight road?