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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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.
If our friend comes closer to us we see his line becomes larger; if he leaves us it becomes smaller: but still he looks like a straight line; be he a Triangle, Square, Pentagon, Hexagon, Circle, what you will -- a straight Line he looks and nothing else.
The street called Straight is straighter than a corkscrew, but not as straight as a rainbow.
The wind was blowing on our left before, but now it is straight in my face.
The horse kept straight along the road through the drifted snow, and before they had gone another hundred yards the straight line of the dark wattle wall of a barn showed up black before them, its roof heavily covered with snow which poured down from it.
So I just took a look, and shoved along, straight for town.
There was nothing for us to do but try to keep the canoe right side up and straight before the wind.
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.
The calf, fumbling, poked her nose under her mother's udder, and stiffened her tail out straight.
The door opened; the tails of Brutus and Cassius cheerfully thumped the floor; and old Mazey marched straight up to the right-hand side of his master's chair.