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Adj.1.straight-backed - having a straight back; "a straight-backed wooden chair"; "a slim straight-backed dancer"
backed - having a back or backing, usually of a specified type
Adv.1.straight-backed - in a straight-backed manner; "the old man still walks erectly"
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References in classic literature ?
The room contained a small bed, neatly made, two straight-backed chairs, a washstand, a bureau--without any mirror--and a small table.
Either sit in a straight-backed chair or lie on a mat with knees bent and feet flat on the floor.
A somewhat plainer imagination--say that of a Shaker lying in the grass on a summer night--could come up with the Big Dipper and, should the fancy strike, populate the heavens with curved scythes, straight-backed chairs, and oval button boxes.