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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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Before winter I built a chimney, and shingled the sides of my house, which were already impervious to rain, with imperfect and sappy shingles made of the first slice of the log, whose edges I was obliged to straighten with a plane.
But I had not much time to give him, because I was helping the engine-driver to take to pieces the leaky cylinders, to straighten a bent connecting-rod, and in other such matters.
And, if they were already straightened, there would be no need to straighten them again, unless, in the meantime, some one else had touched them.
Twenty minutes before time for him to come home from work she straightens up the house, fixes her rat so it won't show, and gets out a lot of sewing for a ten-minute bluff.
When placing the foot onto the floor from sur le cou-de-pied front, the working leg begins to straighten and the toes, still held back, slide down the supporting ankle, making contact with the floor next to the supporting heel.
We would pause, then straighten our backs, and stare at elms rubbing together insistent as the legs of lovers.
Once the magnetic field reaches a certain value--only a few times larger than Earth's modest magnetic field -- the ribbon abruptly begins to stiffen again, causing it to straighten.
Straighten Tool: The Straighten tool lets users quickly align crooked photos and automatically crop the edges using any line in the photo.
Exactly how the straightening properties of formaldehyde were discovered are unclear, although its use in the textile industry to straighten wool may have sparked the idea.
A It is possible to straighten your teeth at your age and older.
STEVENSON RANCH - The eastern flank of Pico Canyon Road will reopen in June after 11 months of construction to straighten and widen the two-lane route.
Step 2: Continue to straighten sections of hair until you reach the back, then switch to the other side and follow the same steps until all loose hair is straight.