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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Dragging me after him, he trotted straight out upon the Lidi Plains, turning his steps in the direc-tion of the Thurian village.
Then I saw the female leap forward and head him; and when he would have gone too far to the left, Raja sprang, snapping at his shoulder and held him straight.
You are a ray of light to me in a very dark world, and I've got to be straight with you, just as straight as you have been."
She stood up, straight and stern, and her face, as she looked towards the land, was lit with the fire of the prophetess.
Ponta hurled himself upon him with terrific force, delivering an uppercut and a straight punch.
Put your back ag'in this wall, and look straight afore you.
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.
However, in obedience to orders, he went into the "street called Straight" (how he found his way into it, and after he did, how he ever found his way out of it again, are mysteries only to be accounted for by the fact that he was acting under Divine inspiration.) 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.
'The wind was blowing on our left before, but now it is straight in my face.
His features were good -- a straight nose, firm mouth, broad forehead, from which his long, dark hair was combed straight back, falling behind his ears to the collar of his well fitting frock coat.
The wolf lifted the latch, the door sprang open, and without saying a word he went straight to the grandmother's bed, and devoured her.
Why, it was astonishing, the way I felt as light as a feather right straight off, and my troubles all gone.