adjective, taut·er, taut·est.
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To create straight lines, the Nazca people would pull a cord taut between two stakes, then etch the paths by scraping away dark rock to reveal a lighter layer beneath.The famous Nazca lines aren’t mysterious—but they are ingenious|Sara Kiley Watson|January 3, 2021|Popular Science
Yet, for all of Rico’s over-the-topness, “Nightmare Vacation” ultimately feels taut and tight.Rico Nasty will show you what mischief sounds like|Chris Richards|December 10, 2020|Washington Post
Claire was conscious of tautness of the cords of her neck in front; of a pain at the base of her brain.Free Air|Sinclair Lewis
The mother gave a sigh of relief, but she did not interrupt, nor did she relax the tautness of her body.Kennedy Square|F. Hopkinson Smith
Parish Thornton was breathing his words through lips that scarcely moved as he bent forward with the tautness of a coiled spring.The Roof Tree|Charles Neville Buck
Braceway was amazed by the intensity of Bristow's glance, the tautness of his body, the harsh authority in his voice.The Winning Clue|James Hay, Jr.
All at once the tautness went out of her, and Sira leaned against the wall, divided between laughing and crying.The Martian Cabal|Roman Frederick Starzl