(a.) Tight; stretched; not slack; -- said esp. of a rope that is tightly strained.
(a.) Snug; close; firm; secure.
(1) The first symptom is usually Raynaud's phenomenon, followed by skin changes; at the beginning the skin is swollen and oedematous, and then becomes thick, taut, shiny and atrophic.
(2) The first mechanism is based on the extraordinary obliquity of the constantly taut PCL guiding bundle, which produces torque in the final extension stage.
(3) Arthroscopic evaluations revealed that the allografts were elaborately remodeled, viable, and taut.
(4) The zonular traction maintained the posterior capsule taut so that the vitreous pressure was distributed equally over the entire surface of the capsular diaphragm.
(5) An age-related decline of performance occurred in most of the sensory-motor tasks; locomotor activity was reduced in a novel environment and in a runwheel, and the ability to prevent falling was reduced in tests on a taut wire, rotorod, inclined screen, and several types of elevated bridges.
(6) Cibacron Blue F3GA dye has been used to probe subtle conformational changes in protein structure associated with the conversion of Escherichia coli glutamine synthetase (GS) between relaxed, taut, oxidized, and dissociated forms.
(7) The taut transverse metatarsal ligament appears to play a critical role compressing the interdigital nerve but the exact pathomechanics producing the neuroma and the role of the intermetatarsal bursa remain unclear.
(8) This vertical retraction syndrome mimics Duane's syndrome and benefits from recession of the taut vertical recti.
(9) "The thread is pulled very taut at the moment," he says.
(10) Just anterior to the globular region, flattened cells are present on the surface with many taut cellular processes.
(11) ACL grafts did not show any biodegradation with time but maintained a thick and viable appearance, although 3 of the taut ones showed partial necrosis in the anterolateral part.
(12) Because the compression device was held in a static position, the only variable was the tautness of the nerve root across the tip of the device.
(13) In seven experiments, subjects perceived the distances from the hand of occluded metal disks attached to a taut nylon strand.
(14) The membranes surrounded the tack heads and extended in taut bands to form a tractional detachment of the pars plana.
(15) Using a cryoprobe as a "handle" can greatly facilitate resection by providing a taut surface for transection and improving visualization of ductal and vascular structures.
(16) Each of the cruciate ligaments contains functionally different fiber groups; one fiber bundle is always taut; numerous others are taut in intermediate or extreme positions.
(17) The course of the healing process was rated by 4 subjective symptoms (itching, burning, skin tautness and pain) and by the following objective criteria: number of days in the vesicular stage and duration of complete healing, abortive lesions and new lesions.
(18) To rule out the possibility that fusion was induced by a mechanical stress imparted by the internal pressure of a taut granule, we performed control experiments using cells in which vesicles were shrunken with hyperosmotic solutions.
(19) A 38-year-old HIV-seropositive homosexual man presented with fever, chills, malaise, and a cutaneous eruption consisting of indurated, shiny, erythematous plaques that were confluent on the face and scalp leading to alopecia and extreme tautness of the skin.
(20) Muscle spasm, tension, spasticity, taut bands, scar tissues, or fibrositic nodules can be documented.
(v. i.) To act as a tout. See 2d Tout.
(v. i.) To ply or seek for customers.
(n.) One who secretly watches race horses which are in course of training, to get information about their capabilities, for use in betting.
(v. i.) To toot a horn.
(n.) The anus.
(1) The party she led still touts itself as the bunch you can trust with the nation's money.
(2) Nevertheless, the historic poll is being touted by foreign governments as the first credible election in half a century.
(3) For example, the Basics Card is touted as an innovative policy when in fact it offers repugnant flashbacks to last century’s mission days when Aboriginal people had their bank accounts controlled by the state.
(4) If the Bicep2 result stands, the observation will be touted as evidence for cosmic inflation, the rapid expansion of the universe around a trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second after the big bang.
(5) Adelson has touted the merits of a Trump trip to Israel and is working with conservative allies to lay the groundwork for a visit this summer, according to multiple sources close to the casino owner.
(6) The American musician’s unexpected political intervention came in the wake of a much-touted but ultimately disappointing dialogue between government officials and student leaders.
(7) Both tout their domestic credentials and experiences of motherhood.
(8) Bush marked his 100 days with a barnstorming tour of six states in four days to tout his achievements.
(9) In their zeal to tout their faith in the public square, conservatives in Oklahoma may have unwittingly opened the door to a wide range of religious groups, including Satanists who are seeking to put their own statue next to a Ten Commandments monument outside the statehouse.
(10) The coalition's much-touted manufacturing renaissance is so far confined to a roundabout of hi-tech firms in east London, and British industry remains largely a bit-player, making and assembling parts for foreign companies.
(11) Culture secretary Sajid Javid has said that ticket touts are “classic entrepreneurs” and their detractors are the “chattering middle classes and champagne socialists, who have no interest in helping the common working man earn a decent living by acting as a middleman”.
(12) Indeed, politicians of all stripes love to tout the adversity their parents overcame so that their children could be successful and live comfortably.
(13) At the event on Wednesday, Giuliani touted his record of surveilling mosques after the 1993 World Trade Center attack “I put undercover agents in mosques for the first time in January 1994,” he said.
(14) When Zuley came down, they were able to tout him as ‘Hell yeah, he’s just like you guys, he’s a detective’ and this and that,” Fallon said.
(15) Due to a decade of tri-annual BBC2 exposure, dogged Dantean circuits of provincial comedy venues, conscious manipulation of vulnerable broadsheet opinion formers and undeserved good luck, I am now popular enough to have caught the eye of touts or, as we now dignify them, Secondary Ticketing Agents™.
(16) Fiber is currently being touted as protection against colon cancer.
(17) Worthy accoucheurs will have planned for this event and will have selected from the numerous procedures touted for its correction that group he or she intuitively feels will be most effective or, at a minimum, most easily remembered.
(18) When blatant falsehoods are presented as truth on critical questions - by a film that touts itself as a journalistic presentation of actual events - insisting on apolitical appreciation of this "art" is indeed a reckless abdication.
(19) Numerous documents prove that executives at leading banks, credit agencies, and mortgage brokers were falsely touting assets as sound that knew were junk: the very definition of fraud.
(20) Three possible candidates touted to become Iran’s next supreme leader: Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani: The 80-year-old moderate politician was among the founding members of the Islamic republic and its president, from 1989 to 1997.