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straight

1. mod. honest; unembellished. Have I ever been anything but straight with you?
2. n. a tobacco cigarette; a tobacco cigarette butt. (see also slim.) No, I want a straight. That spliff makes me sneeze.
3. mod. having to do with undiluted liquor. I’ll take mine straight.
4. mod. relieved and satisfied by a dose of drugs. (Drugs.) She will be straight for a few hours, and then the same struggle all over again—all through the night.
5. mod. off drugs; no longer addicted to drugs. I’m straight now, and I’m gonna stay that way.
6. n. a square person (who does not use drugs, etc.). The straights are putting pressure on city hall to clean up this neighborhood.
7. n. a nonhomosexual; a heterosexual. (Often from the homosexual point of view.) Walter invited a few straights to the affair, just to keep things calm.
8. mod. not homosexual; not having a homosexual orientation. He wandered into a straight bar by mistake.
9. mod. excellent. This news is truly straight and I am happy to hear it.
10. mod. satisfied; having enough food or anything. Another beer? No thanks. I’m straight.
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Consequently, it is also necessary to analyze the effects of the roundness on bearing lubrication in consideration of the straightness of the journal.
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For example, strip can be supplied with excellent straightness and flatness.
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He identifies certain trees as crops because of their straightness, lack of limbs and marketability.
World music is perhaps second only to jazz in its straightness, but tender Sklamberg and bold violinist Alicia Svigals assert their queer selves without making their sexual identity the group's primary focus.
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And, these quality hunting arrows now have a guaranteed straightness of +/- .
The ploughing is judged on straightness, clean start and finish, level ploughing and completion of plot within allotted time.
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8 -- Pinpoint Laser Systems has introduced the Pinpoint Proline Alignment Kit, a visual laser system for checking and measuring straightness, flatness, squareness, parallelism, leveling, and many other tasks.
56mm straightness gage through all my M249 machine gun barrels to check that they're OK.