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taut

Chiefly nautical in good order; neat
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My letters are together tautly and the words go loose
The characters are compelling and convincing, and the novel is tautly written, and full of mystery and drama.
Although there's some explicit gore, The Raven is suspenseful and tautly paced.
To help realise the GTS model's dynamic potential, its chassis settings have been modified with the suspension more tautly tuned and equipped with Porsche Active Suspension Management as standard.
English theatre director Michael Crandage, here making his opera debut, stages this dark, claustrophobic production tautly Christopher Oram's versatile set, which he describes as part "belly of a whale," and Paule Constable's atmospheric lighting add appreciably to the production's success.
Tautly assembled and buoyed by a terrific lead performance from Wagner Moura ("Elite Squad"), the pic has strong domestic B.
Augarde has produced an exciting and tautly written plot.
The tautly focused pursuit of infinitesimal difference within the incredibly tiny is an intriguing pictorial obsession, and Ewan Gibbs has a kind of atom vision.
Tautly argued and vivid, this is essential reading.
To give an idea of the range of topics addressed in the 100 tautly written, yet accessible, signed entries (each about three or four pages long, with references and further reading lists), here's a sampling of topics: aesthetics, assimilation, curanderismo, environmentalism, Islam, Jews, justice, language, mission system, reconquista, sexuality, spiritual hybridity, transnationalism, US political parties, and Virgin Mary.
Yet, while it's well acted and tautly paced, you never quite shake the feeling you're watching a two-parter on BBC2.
Wider and roomier than most of its competitors, Cruze has a bold stance with its wheels located at the outer edges of the tautly drawn bodywork, said a statement.