straighten

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The house has to be closed and locked, and I shall trot around to the pigeon house, and shall send Celestine over in the morning to straighten things up.
At this I was able to straighten myself; I went the rest of the way up; I made, in my bewilderment, for the schoolroom, where there were objects belonging to me that I should have to take.
I live for nothing, and I straighten up the accent of the prettiest English lips.
And when the tinsmiths came, bringing with them all their tools in baskets, she inquired, "Can you straighten out those dents in the Tin Woodman, and bend him back into shape again, and solder him together where he is broken?
He felt a sleepy but strong desire to straighten things out and have a perfect understanding with everybody.
And, if they were already straightened, there would be no need to straighten them again, unless, in the meantime, some one else had touched them.