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or straight-back

[streyt-bakt] /ˈstreɪtˌbækt/
having a straight, usually high, back:
a straight-backed chair. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • She sank down on a straight-backed chair, and put her hands on her knees, while the knock came again, a little querulously.

    Tiverton Tales Alice Brown
  • She was going to sit at the table in a straight-backed chair, but he sprang at her.

    T. Tembarom Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • She sat primly on the straight-backed, green settee, and he sat on the step at her feet with his hat pulled over his eyes.

    Mr. Opp Alice Hegan Rice
  • He whirled a straight-backed chair about and straddled it as he spoke.

    Dixie Martin Grace May North
  • They were narrow, hard, straight-backed, and covered with shiny leather.

    Campmates Kirk Munroe
  • 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
  • It was straight-backed, and its oaken arms were covered by two plates, apparently of German silver.

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

    Mrs. Tree Laura E. Richards
  • A table and seven straight-backed wooden chairs occupied the center of the room.

    Rescue Dog of the High Pass James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • There was a straight-backed chair, in which he sat, a narrow bed, and a bureau.

    The Barbarians John Sentry

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