"Did you what?" he asked, running fingers through his hair to straighten it.
Hector in Missouri is gonna help me straighten it out.
While you guys straighten the business end, I'll just leave this junk here.
Aside from drama, it was going to take half an eternity to straighten out the underworld without the distraction of a woman in his life.
He said he needs some time to straighten out his head.
I'm going down to see her and try to straighten things out—a quick round trip.
Thank heavens I've managed to straighten you out.
She stared down at her shirt and absently tried to straighten the wrinkles.
I was trying to straighten that picture on the wall.
…thoughtful. I'll make your bed and straighten up.
It is the spinner's business to straighten out these fibres, with the aid of machinery, and then to so join them that they become a thread, which is known as spun silk.
The object of the spinner at this point is to straighten out the tangles and lumps, and to lay the fibres parallel: the first machine to assist in this process being known as an opening machine, and the second as a filling engine.
It is only with the introduction of a wider outlook in the scientific study of history that it has been possible to straighten the perspective and modify the traditional scheme.
The work lost in pulling a given length of rope over a pulley is found by multiplying the length of the rope in feet by its stiffness in pounds, that stiffness being the excess of the tension at the leading side of the rope above that at the following side, which is necessary to bend it into a curve fitting the pulley, and then to straighten it again.
In practice the full advantage of this or any other similar combination is not realized, because of the friction of the sheaves against the pin or shaft, and more important still is the stiffness of the rope, which requires work to be done upon it to bend it round the sheave and straighten it again.
Before winter I built a chimney, and shingled the sides of my house, which were already impervious to rain, with imperfect and sappy shingles made of the first slice of the log, whose edges I was obliged to straighten with a plane.
Simon sighed and stooped to straighten the leash a young borzoi had entangled; the count too sighed and, noticing the snuffbox in his hand, opened it and took a pinch.