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straight-backed

or straight-back

[streyt-bakt] /ˈstreɪtˌbækt/
adjective
1.
having a straight, usually high, back:
a straight-backed chair.
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  • A table and some straight-backed chairs are the principal pieces.

    Four Young Explorers Oliver Optic
  • She was going to sit at the table in a straight-backed chair, but he sprang at her.

    T. Tembarom Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • He whirled a straight-backed chair about and straddled it as he spoke.

    Dixie Martin Grace May North
  • In front there is a garden-table, with a deck-chair on the right of it and a straight-backed one to the left.

    Belinda A. A. Milne
  • "Take this chair," she said, pushing forward a straight-backed armchair.

    Mrs. Tree Laura E. Richards
  • There was a straight-backed chair, in which he sat, a narrow bed, and a bureau.

    The Barbarians John Sentry
  • Cheap, straight-backed, cane-seated chairs alone were there.

    Recollections of a Varied Life George Cary Eggleston
  • They were narrow, hard, straight-backed, and covered with shiny leather.

    Campmates Kirk Munroe
  • The two common groups are the straight-backed and the humped.

    Health Lessons Alvin Davison
  • Conroy wheeled and walked, straight-backed and venomous, to the door.

    Rowdy of the Cross L B.M. Sinclair, AKA B.M. Bower

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