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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(v. t.) To draw tighter; to straiten; to make more close in any manner.
328. anazonnumi -- to gird up
... 328 (from 303 , " to down" and 2224 , "gird, take out slack") -- properly, raise
up a tunic (= "tighten the belt"), "girding oneself"; (figuratively) getting ...
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Strong's Hebrew
2115. zur -- to press down and out
... close, rush, thrust together. A primitive root (compare tsowq); to press together,
&? Tighten -- close, rush, thrust together. see HEBREW tsowq. 2114b, 2115. ...
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A Strain of Jonah the Prophet.
... To pass from hand to hand [1207] the tardy coils. To tighten the girth's noose:
straitly to bind. 70 The tiller's struggles; or, with breast opposed,. ...
/.../fathers of the third century tertullian appendix/1 a strain of jonah.htm

The Speaking Voice
... They tighten the muscles of the throat and mouth, instead of liberating these muscles
and allowing the voice to flow naturally and harmoniously. ...
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In the Quarrel Earlier Alluded to Between the Energetic ...
... The Tory sometimes talks as if he wanted to tighten the domestic bonds that do not
exist; the Socialist as if he wanted to loosen the bonds that do not bind ...
/.../chesterton/whats wrong with the world/chapter 44 in the quarrel.htm

The Heart-Strings of God.
... The heart itself breaks under the tension of love and grief, grieved and grieving
love. But the strings only strengthen and tighten under the strain of use. ...
/.../gordon/quiet talks on johns gospel/the heart-strings of god.htm

The Traitor Prince.
... in that. He is willing even to be caricatured, or to be left out of reckoning,
if so he may tighten his grip. These suggestions ...
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'The Girdle of Truth'
... indeed, is not thinking of the soldier's belt, but he is, no doubt, remembering
many a time when, in the toils of the fishing-boat, he had to tighten his robes ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture ephesians peter/the girdle of truth.htm

General Survey.
... the Protestant Churches would simplify and liberalize their elaborate standards
of former days rather than increase their bulk and tighten their authority. ...
/.../creeds of christendom with a history and critical notes/ 100 general survey.htm

To the Severity of God There Belong Accessory Qualities ...
... if, when you thought the doctor necessary, you were to find fault with his instruments,
because they cut, or cauterize, or amputate, or tighten; whereas there ...
/.../tertullian/the five books against marcion/chapter xvi to the severity of.htm

The End of Ahab's Selfish Family
... Elisha the prophet called one of the followers of the prophets and said to him,
"Tighten your belt, take this flask of oil in your hand and go to Ramoth in ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/sherman/the childrens bible/the end of ahabs selfish.htm

Elisha Healing the Sick Boy
... lord? Did I not say, 'Do not deceive me?'". Elisha said to Gehazi, "Tighten
your belt, take my staff in your hand and go! If you ...
/.../sherman/the childrens bible/elisha healing the sick boy.htm

Tighten (1 Occurrence)
... Multi-Version Concordance Tighten (1 Occurrence). Judges 16:13 Delilah said
to Samson, "Until now, you have mocked me and told me lies. ...
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Tight (9 Occurrences)
... money or the money market. Cf. Easy, 7. 12. (vt) To tighten. Multi-Version
Concordance Tight (9 Occurrences). James 1:26 If anyone ...
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Key (8 Occurrences)
... 15. (n.) Fig: The general pitch or tone of a sentence or utterance. 16. (vt) To
fasten or secure firmly; to fasten or tighten with keys or wedges. Int. ...
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Tightfisted (1 Occurrence)

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Brace (3 Occurrences)
... building. 14. (vt) To draw tight; to tighten; to put in a state of tension;
to strain; to strengthen; as, to brace the nerves. 15. ...
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Stretch (73 Occurrences)
... 4. (vt) To make tense; to tighten; to distend forcibly. 5. (vt) To draw or pull
out to greater length; to strain; as, to stretch a tendon or muscle. ...
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Straiten (4 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To make strait; to make narrow; hence, to contract;
to confine. 2. (vt) To make tense, or tight; to tighten. ...
/s/straiten.htm - 10k

Swifter (6 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) The forward shroud of a lower mast. 4. (vt) To tighten, as slack standing
rigging, by bringing the opposite shrouds nearer. Multi-Version Concordance ...
/s/swifter.htm - 8k

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Judges 16:13
Delilah said to Samson, "Until now, you have mocked me and told me lies. Tell me with what you might be bound." He said to her, "If you weave the seven locks of my head with the web."
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