(1) Nerves were taut and bodies turned and twisted under the scratchy blankets.(2) It started with a back massage that loosened up my taut muscles and prepared me for the ultimate indulgence of letting go.(3) The taut muscles of his face have relaxed, and he speaks with a confidence that is inspiring.(4) The aerial is stretched taut over the back of the sofa towards the TV.(5) Ellis' script is taut , sharp and resonant, like piano wire.(6) Of course, the sun's rays were needed to make the mulberry paper taut and fully stretched.(7) Hempshaw was like a rope stretched taut with a full grown steer pulling at it.(8) The navigation is taut and the controls make perfect sense.(9) They would dance towards each other, each holding a sheet end, then back away, pulling the sheet taut between them, then advance again, and so on.(10) Another piece, In Other Circumstances, consists of three immense curtains made of white paper squares joined with fishing gut, and stretched taut between floor and ceiling.(11) Some judicious editorial pruning would have made the novel less uneven and the text more taut .(12) Though there's plenty of brutal, taut music to be found on the record, more often than not, it's filmic, evocative, and remarkably organic.(13) Trigger points are discrete, focal, hyperirritable spots located in a taut band of skeletal muscle.(14) At times his writing seems more like taut , elegant journalism than literary fiction.(15) Therapeutic massage may also loosen taut muscles and calm frazzled nerves.(16) Pull the knot taut , close to your head, and wrap the ends around the bun, securing with pins.