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  • s  having a straight back
    a straight-backed wooden chair
    a slim straight-backed dancer
  • r  in a straight-backed manner

  • The highest born of all major American writers, she usually emerges from the memoirs looking like a bejeweled dowager in a Peter Arno cartoonstiff-necked, straight-backed and .
  • Specially made, musical saws are flat-ground, straight-backed, smooth so the notes will run through the whole blade.
  • Tusumba, 45, is a straight-backed, teetotaling former deputy governor of Kasai province who never quite fit in politics.
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  • Royal baby: Names can define an era
    Elizabeth I offered her name to the golden era in which Britannia ruled the waves and the Elizabethans consolidated a renaissance of national prosperity. Victoria's reign was defined by rapid industrialization with straight-backed Victorian morality. Her son, Edward VII, lent his name to the champagne and cigar period before World War I in which the rigid class system came under attack.
    July 23, 2013 - The Oregonian

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