- advocating abstinence from alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, and sex and sometimes advocating vegetarianism.
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Examples from the Web for straight-edge
A sharp knife and a straight-edge are the only tools for this work.Boys' Book of Model Boats
Raymond Francis Yates
If it does not do so, then the straight-edge is not true and must be corrected.The Aeroplane Speaks
In marking lines with a straight-edge or ruler you must be careful that it does not slip.Woodworking for Beginners
Charles Gardner Wheeler
Have one edge of the straight-edge on the center of one side of the stick.Manual Training Toys for the Boy's Workshop
Harris W. Moore
Square the tops and bottoms of the sides with a plane and straight-edge.
- informal not indulging in any kind of drug-taking or sexual activities
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