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back straight

a straight part of a circuit, esp of an athletics track or a racecourse, furthest from the finishing point
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  • The long handle lets him keep his back straight, there's the difference.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • "I want you to brush your hair all back straight, tomorrow," said Susan.

    Uncle Tom's Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • The boys did well; there's not a man among the crowd of them can get his back straight.

    Thrice Armed Harold Bindloss
  • He squatted down, bending his legs and keeping his back straight.

    Stand by for Mars! Carey Rockwell
  • She seemed to care for nothing—except the keeping of her back straight.

    Mary Marston George MacDonald
  • Draw the head forward with the hands, keep the back straight, resist with the neck muscles.

  • Suddenly he snapped his back straight, turned sharply and stepped through the wide doors of the building.

    Stand by for Mars! Carey Rockwell
  • No sooner had the pony felt the leather over him than he raised his back straight up, his head going down almost to the ground.

    The Pony Rider Boys in Texas

    Frank Gee Patchin
  • Ashton-Kirk allowed the cane to spring back straight; with a look of unconcern he made reply.

    Ashton Kirk, Secret Agent John T. McIntyre

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