Taut sentence example
Now that the storm had passed, her taut muscles relaxed and she felt weak.
Across the room, Darkyn held the tension of a taut rubber band.
Dean leaned over and grasped the taut line that ran unseen over the edge.
His skin was smooth and warm, stretched taut over an athletic body.
She didn't remember his passion, the way he tasted and smelled and felt, or the movement of his muscles beneath taut, smooth skin.Advertisement
To the web is attached a trap-line which when drawn taut holds the snare stretched and tight, and when relaxed loosens the whole structure so that the threads fall together.
Then if a pencil be placed along B C so as to keep the string taut, and the limb AB be slid along the directrix, the A pencil will trace out the parabola.
Our little boat confronted the gale fearlessly; with sails spread and ropes taut, she seemed to sit upon the wind.
The silence grew taut.
The rope was taut with his evil weight and she could hear his movements as he carefully climbed down the sheer wall to his ice-bound lair below.Advertisement
The principal tools of the Malays are the parang or golok, a heavy knife used in the jungle, without which no peasant ever stirs abroad from his house, the beliong or native axe, and the pisau Taut, which is used for scraping rattan.
It was hard to keep her eyes from drifting downward, to the body that was nothing but muscle under taut bronze skin.
The back must be pulled as taut as possible.
His body was taut.
Not that I looked at her taut heaving bosom or anything like that.Advertisement
As soon as the leash goes taut, turn back toward your house without a word.
The floss is pulled taut and passed between the teeth in a seesaw action, up and down.
The thread is now stretched taut by a pencil, and the pencil moved; the curve traced out is the desired ellipse.
She felt dwarfed and delicate next to the mass of roped muscle and taut skin.
You have a large ball of string, and walk round the equator, laying down a taut trail of string.Advertisement
A very grown-up account of Vaughan Williams's Sixth Symphony followed, taut from beginning to end.
My skin had gone taut with the sheer iciness of it, and I felt chilled through to the marrow.
Hans maintains a taut composure in the face of Freisler's increasingly impatient questioning.
Keeping your arm slightly outstretched allows you to keep the line taut and clear of your hoses and tank.
The aim is to keep the tow rope taut.Advertisement
The design also has a very taut inner tent with near-vertical walls to maximize the usable space.
There are moments of real promise and a reasonably taut pace all the way through.
Water is pumped out of the cylinders until the entire assembly lifts up in the water, pulling the tethers taut.
Used on all our canvases, tension wedges keep the canvas taut over time.
Renew those lost ties that do not hold the cover taut over the boat - loose covers collect water.
You can then make the fly taut by tugging on adjustable webbing buckles around the side.
Her blouse was white, stretched taut over her full figure.
The string is wound once around the billet and held taut by the thumb inserted in the looped end.
Rather it still comes down on the side of Newton and the rope will become taut as the system spins.
It is as nearly vertical as is reasonably practical and it is kept taut.
Ultimately 16 Blocks is a taut little thriller that goes the distance.
Clarity, freshness and taut rhythms were the hallmark of the Beethoven.
Jaguar 's first attempt at a compact executive is right on the money, combining taut handling with a smooth ride.
Standing Waves Standing waves can be produced with a taut string fixed at both ends.
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956) is a taut courtroom drama with an unforgettable twist in the tail.
Taut young muscles, supple limbs, senses instantly attuned to the slightest hint of threat.
Its also a taut, gripping, well-made film.
Pull the front of the diaper taut over the front of the baby, and seal each side with the tabs.
Check that the table surface is clean and free of bumps, tears and scratches, taut and smooth.
This is the piece that holds the strings taut.
To finish the vanity, you can cover the top with fabric, pulling it taut and securing it with a staple gun.
Make sure the material is taut and staple the material to the back of the headboard.
Beneath the stretched fabric, paper or plastic of your lampshade is wire frame holding the covering taut.
With your non-dominant hand, tug lightly on the outer edge of your lid, making it taut and allowing yourself to draw a straight line right where your lashes meet your lid.
Be sure to hold your lid taut for the smoothest line.
Keeping the skin of the upper lid taut, apply dots of liquid liner along the upper lash line as a guide, then connect the dots.
Hold the skin of your upper lid taut and trace your lash line with a brown eye liner pencil or a brush dipped in brown eye shadow.
Park your elbows on a stable surface, look directly into a large mirror and use one hand to gently pull your eyelid taut while drawing with the other.
Make your eye skin taut by gently pulling the outer skin of your eye with your left forefinger.
The aluminum foil and tape over the open hole should be as taut as possible.
Boxer dogs have agile bodies with well-developed muscles that appear clearly under its taut skin.
Put the sound peg back in its place, and pull the string taut.
The tuners and the tuner posts help wrap the strings around the guitar's headstock and pull them taut down to the guitar's bridge and saddle.
Hold it taut against the top button of your shirt.
Hold your upper lid taut against your brow bone and then in one quick swoop, slide the lens out of your eye.
Try to keep the floss taut between the fingers.
As the burns heal, thick, taut scabs (eschar) form, which the doctor may have to cut to improve blood flow to the more elastic healthy tissue beneath.
Pulling skin taut helps raise the hair, giving the tweezers a better grip on short hairs and preventing the skin from being pulled as far, thus reducing the pain.
Before the wax cools and hardens completely, pull the skin taut with one hand and grip the edge (of the wax or strip, depending on the type of kit) with the other, then pull quickly against the growth of the hair.
Toward the end of your first trimester, you may notice that not only is your waistline bigger, but your stomach is taut and bending at the waist becomes more difficult.
Second, measure around the fullest part of your breasts, making sure to hold the tape measure taut without binding the breasts.
Simply hold the sarong behind you at the part of your body where you want it to lie, grip the top two ends and pull them taut.
These days, Ms. Aniston is nothing if not fit, and in May 2007, her ice-pink bikini showed off her tanned and taut figure.
Whether you are taut and tone or attractively curvaceous, the right swimwear that incorporates body shaping characteristics can help you look that much more beautiful.
A set of pushups, holding the plank position and backward lunges will all help you look taut and firm.
Use a quilting hoop to keep your quilt taut as you work.
The bottom line of exercise is to burn more calories than you eat in a day and to keep your muscles toned (not taut).
Your back should be flat and your body taut.
Straps that cross in the back tend to pull the garment taut.
The Blaster Beam is constructed of a 15 to 20 foot metal beam that has a number of taut wires with electric guitars pickups hanging from the end.
Coincidentally, that also meant they were focusing on "...every taut derriere muscle of each female Olympic beach volleyball athlete," according to Theresa Thomas of the The Catholic Exchange.
When the connecting string is held taut and sounds, such as those of ordinary speech, are produced in front of one of the membranes, pulses corresponding to the fluctuations of the atmospheric pressure are transmitted along the string and communicated to the other membrane, which in its turn communicates them to the air, thus reproducing the sound.
Owing to the elasticity of the humerocarpal band the wing remains closed without any special muscular exertion, while, when the wing is extended, this band assists in keeping it taut.
The story of the famous kiss bestowed by Margaret of Scotland on la precieuse bouche de laquelle sont issus et sortis taut de bons mots et vertueuses paroles is mythical, for Margaret did not come to France till 1436, after the poet's death; but the story, first told by Guillaume Bouchet in his Annales d'Aquitaine (1524), is interesting, if only as a proof of the high degree of estimation in which the ugliest man of his day was held.
High overhead, like a gigantic awning, was the slightly concavo-convex main aeroplane, tilted towards the front at an imperceptible angle, and stretched taut.
The game was so taut that when you did stumble across the old ET, even the neighbors could hear you scream.
The film is definitely innovative, but not taut enough to be a thriller, nor engaging enough to work as a drama.