adjective, taut·er, taut·est.
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There were stomachs, taut and flat, but also undulating bellies, soft and bloated from the breakfast buffet.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Now Kevin Garvey (a taut, tense Justin Theroux) is Mapleton's chief of police.‘The Leftovers’ Review: A Fever Dream You Can’t Wake Up From|Andrew Romano|June 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In fact, they are linked by a taut common thread: innocence encountering the face of evil.Holocaust Horrors Haunt the Films ‘Ida’ And ‘The German Doctor’|Jack Schwartz|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Taut red fabric on the ceiling above the chandelier gives the room a cool, circus-tent vibe.Exploring the Darker Side of James Joyce’s Trieste|Jeff Campagna|January 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The crowd cheered and whooped for Jerry Lee, who raised a hand and pulled his face in a taut grin.The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis|Richard Ben Cramer|January 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There is less danger of puckering the stuff if you hold it over two fingers (at least), keeping it taut and the thread loose.Art in Needlework|Lewis F. Day
There she was, the Dancing Bess, holding a taut bowline to the eastward.Wide Courses|James Brendan Connolly
After a considerable time of intense anxiety it was found that the line was taut.From Powder Monkey to Admiral|W.H.G. Kingston
It slid across the earth on taut limbs, as if it was going to attack the cows.Gladiator|Philip Wylie
And Orin, a fixed, taut look on his face, reached forth his hand and touched a button on the panel board.Twelve Times Zero|Howard Carleton Browne