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back straight

a straight part of a circuit, esp of an athletics track or a racecourse, furthest from the finishing point
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  • No sooner had the pony felt the leather over him than he raised his back straight up, his head going down almost to the ground.

    The Pony Rider Boys in Texas Frank Gee Patchin
  • The long handle lets him keep his back straight, there's the difference.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • She ran down the floor, returned with a flourish, thought she was going to back straight into the stall—and found she wasn't.

    Free Air Sinclair Lewis
  • The boys did well; there's not a man among the crowd of them can get his back straight.

    Thrice Armed Harold Bindloss
  • Ashton-Kirk allowed the cane to spring back straight; with a look of unconcern he made reply.

    Ashton Kirk, Secret Agent John T. McIntyre
  • He squatted down, bending his legs and keeping his back straight.

    Stand by for Mars! Carey Rockwell
  • Sun Woman walked past the lodges with back straight, legs stiff, her arms rigid at her sides, her head high.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • She seemed to care for nothing—except the keeping of her back straight.

    Mary Marston George MacDonald
  • "I want you to brush your hair all back straight, tomorrow," said Susan.

    Uncle Tom's Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe

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