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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'm not sure if this helped, but the second time I did the deep-to-shallow move on one of these reluctant fish, she ate, right at the top of the straightaway.
He got on the right lead straightaway, which is a big help.
Positioned on shelves so viewers could appreciate their silhouettes, the cups leaned as if in motion, their broad bases hugging the horizontal surfaces like cars on a straightaway.
I knew straightaway that I wanted to be here," says Eleonora.
Left field" will be defined as the territory from straightaway center field (directly from home plate) to the left field foul pole (including the foul pole if ruled a home run).
Stressing that beacons should not be allowed to be flaunted as a status symbol, the court said there was no hindrance to the government withdrawing the privilege straightaway and giving a signal that everybody was equal.
I was already involved in a mentoring project at a high school in Durham, so the necessary background checks had been done already, which meant I could start straightaway.
If members of the public do have any concerns that the machine they are about to use could have been tampered with they should report it to the bank, store or police straightaway.
He was working as a building site manager and handed in his notice straightaway.
It is lucky we have got the chance to respond straightaway, instead of waiting and holding the hurt in our hearts.
He said: "I felt pain in my bicep straightaway after that ball, so I stopped.