tightness


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a state occasioned by scarcity of money and a shortage of credit

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a tight feeling in some part of the body

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the spatial property of being crowded together

lack of movement or room for movement

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In short, it is such an admirable thing that Mademoiselle Hortense can't forget it; but at meals for days afterwards, even among her countrywomen and others attached in like capacity to the troop of visitors, relapses into silent enjoyment of the joke--an enjoyment expressed, in her own convivial manner, by an additional tightness of face, thin elongation of compressed lips, and sidewise look, which intense appreciation of humour is frequently reflected in my Lady's mirrors when my Lady is not among them.
The only sensation I experienced was a slight tightness across the head and chest, like that felt on leaving a warm room and running quickly in frosty weather.
There was that tightness on my chest that I could hardly breathe; the thought of the two men I had shot sat upon me like a nightmare; and all upon a sudden, and before I had a guess of what was coming, I began to sob and cry like any child.
Fitted with painful tightness into an old wooden arm-chair, before a worm- eaten oak table in an upstairs room of a four-roomed cottage with a roof of moss-grown tiles, Michaelis was writing night and day in a shaky, slanting hand that "Autobiography of a Prisoner" which was to be like a book of Revelation in the history of mankind.
I felt a slight tightness of the chest before I gave out the first course of my first command to the silent night, heavy with dew and sparkling with stars.
At length, between the hurry she had made, her terror, and the tightness of his embrace, her strength failed her, and she could go no further.
His experience on the lock gave him such an acute perception of the enormous difficulty of 'tying up' money with any approach to tightness, and contrariwise of the remarkable ease with which it got loose, that through a series of years he regularly propounded this knotty point to every new insolvent agent and other professional gentleman who passed in and out.
Make me as compact a little will as can be reconciled with tightness, leaving the whole of the property to "my beloved wife, Henerietty Boffin, sole executrix".
But is the tightness to bind Mrs Boffin to any and what conditions?
And yet the man who studied him more closely might discern a certain firmness of jaw and grim tightness about the lips which would warn him that there were depths beyond, and that this pleasant, brown-haired young Irishman might conceivably leave his mark for good or evil upon any society to which he was introduced.
It struck him as a pitiable irregularity in other women if they did not roll up their table-napkins with the same tightness and emphasis as Mrs.
Invitation to tender: Cctv Inspection And Testing Water Tightness Of Public Sewerage System On The Island: - Rinsing (Cleaning) Of Sewerage Collectors - Recording Sewer Main And Manholes Cctv Camera - Testing Of Sewer Main And Manholes For Water Tightness.
When muscles are kept tight, the brain may interpret that to mean that such tightness must be continued--perhaps to hold the body in place (such as when you hang from monkey bars).
At the end of training on Tuesday Robbie felt a tightness in his hamstring and when we had it scanned, there was a little bit of blood there," said Schmidt.
But if you feel tightness in your chest speak to your GP.