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strait

 [strāt]
a narrow passage.
s's of the pelvis the pelvic inlet(superior pelvic strait) and pelvic outlet(inferior pelvic strait).

strait

(strāt),
[M.E. streit thr. O. Fr. fr. L. strictus, drawn together, tight]

strait

(strāt) a narrow passage.
straits of pelvis  the pelvic inlet(superior pelvic s.) and pelvic outlet(inferior pelvic s.) .

strait

(strāt)
A narrow passageway: inferior strait, apertura pelvis inferior; superior strait, apertura pelvis superior.
[M.E. streit thr. O. Fr. fr. L. strictus, drawn together, tight]
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1) Robert Cushman, pamphleteer for the Pilgrim migration, offered one version of this strategy when he said "the straitness of the place is such as each man is fain to pluck his means (as it were) out of his neighbor's throat, [and] there is such pressing and oppressing in towns and country, about farms, trade, traffic, etc.