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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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Their universal nock-installation system features a factory installed UNI bushing and H Nock, and they're guaranteed to a straightness of +/- .
No, you don't need to do a check with the straightness gage.
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The mill was an essential part of Republic's effort to enhance its bar quality, especially section control and straightness.
Advantages include reducing material usage by up to 75%, achieving tighter dimensional tolerances, exceptional straightness and an improved surface quality.
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The exceptional control and consistency in tolerance, roundness, and straightness of AccuRod[R] material increases productivity by enhancing machinability, thus decreasing cycle times and extending tool life.
Bolts are available in 20 or 22 inches, are simple to pull out of a target and come with Easton's guaranteed straightness of +/- .
Additionally, each RED is laser-checked for a maximum straightness tolerance measurement of .
One alternative to conventional E-glass is carbon fibers, which have disadvantages of cost and availability, as well as in fiber straightness, wet-out, and compression properties.
These components are unitized within a steel frame, the crossbars of which maintain straightness during operation and adjustment.
The gauge is used to measure kingpin length, wear, straightness and flatness of the bolster plate.
Customers can now measure 18 of the 21 positioning errors"--for machine tools and coordinate measuring machines--"with the ability to measure straightness, squareness, pitch and yaw errors," says Charles Wang, president of Optodyne, Inc.
The 20-inch mill project has been an essential part of Republic's effort to improve its bar quality, especially section control and straightness.
All drilling functions are monitored and adjusted hydraulically to optimize hole straightness, accessory life and performance.