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Definition of the adjective straight-backed

What does straight-backed mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. having a straight back
    • examples: a straight-backed wooden chair | a slim straight-backed dancer
    • similar: backed

Definition of the adverb straight-backed

What does straight-backed mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. in a straight-backed manner
    • synonym of straight-backed: erectly

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Google previewYir-Yoront Lexicon (1991)

Sketch and Dictionary of an Australian Language by Barry Alpher

KUN-KUNVNT, MORR-MORR straight line, ina THAWTHOLQORR straight up KUN-KUNVNT straight-backed catfish ...

Google previewThe Little Giant Encyclopedia of Meditations & Blessings (2000)

by Nathaniel Altman

If you are sitting on a mat, cross your legs; if you are sitting on a comfortable straight-backed chair, place your feet flat on the floor. Your spine should be straight, your shoulders relaxed, and your eyes should be positioned straight ahead.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Evolution and Prehistory (2004)

Second Edition by Eric Delson, Head of the Anthropology Department Ian Tattersall, Ian Tattersall, John Van Couvering, Alison S. Brooks

straight-backed microlith, (o) awl (p) double crescent; (q) ostrich-eggshell beads.

Google previewSimiles Dictionary (2013)

by Elyse Sommer

hunched up like a crow —Elizabeth Spencer Like a schoolmistress dealing with problem pupils, sat straight-backed —Dorothea Straus Posture...

Google previewMason's World Encyclopedia of Livestock Breeds and Breeding, 2 Volume Pack (2016)

by Valerie Porter, Lawrence Alderson, Stephen J.G. Hall, D. Phillip Sponenberg

By the 1830s the improved Shropshire had become short-legged, fine-haired, straight-backed, thin-skinned and white. In the early 19th century there were large herds of pannage pigs in the midland counties, especially Staffordshire and ...

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