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a straight part of a circuit, esp of an athletics track or a racecourse, furthest from the finishing point
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Words nearby back straight
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How to use back straight in a sentence
Soon he was on the medal stand, where he hopes to be again this summer, his back straight, his eyes clear.Hugh McCutcheon: U.S. Women’s Volleyball Team’s Silent Savior|Tony Doukopil|July 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
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
He turned his canoe to land, lifted her out and hid her in the bushes, and struck back straight for the face of “Old Baldy.”Kings in Exile|Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts
It was no longer dragged back straight from her face, and she looked a trifle less abject, even a shade prettier.The Shuttle|Frances Hodgson Burnett
His eye now protruded, his tongue hung out a-foam, and his tail lay back straight like an arrow.On a Donkey's Hurricane Deck|R. Pitcher Woodward
She was dressed in black, her figure tall and slender, her back straight and her head well poised.At Start and Finish|William Lindsey