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 for Straight arch
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Straight \Straight\, a. [Compar. Straighter; superl.
     Straightest.] [OE. strei?t, properly p. p. of strecchen to
     stretch, AS. streht, p. p. of streccan to stretch, to extend.
     See Stretch.]
     1. Right, in a mathematical sense; passing from one point to
        another by the nearest course; direct; not deviating or
        crooked; as, a straight line or course; a straight piece
        of timber.
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              And the crooked shall be made straight. --Isa. xl.
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              There are many several sorts of crooked lines, but
              there is only one which is straight.  --Dryden.
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     2. (Bot.) Approximately straight; not much curved; as,
        straight ribs are such as pass from the base of a leaf to
        the apex, with a small curve.
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     3. (Card Playing) Composed of cards which constitute a
        regular sequence, as the ace, king, queen, jack, and
        ten-spot; as, a straight hand; a straight flush.
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     4. Conforming to justice and rectitude; not deviating from
        truth or fairness; upright; as, straight dealing.
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     5. Unmixed; undiluted; as, to take liquor straight. [Slang]
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     6. Making no exceptions or deviations in one's support of the
        organization and candidates of a political party; as, a
        straight Republican; a straight Democrat; also, containing
        the names of all the regularly nominated candidates of a
        party and no others; as, a straight ballot. [Political
        Cant, U.S.]
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     Straight arch (Arch.), a form of arch in which the intrados
        is straight, but with its joints drawn radially, as in a
        common arch.
  
     A straight face, one giving no evidence of merriment or
        other emotion.
  
     A straight line. "That which lies evenly between its
        extreme points." --Euclid. "The shortest line between two
        points." --Chauvenet. "A line which has the same direction
        through its whole length." --Newcomb.
  
     Straight-way valve, a valve which, when opened widely,
        affords a straight passageway, as for water.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  straight arch
      n 1: an arch with mutually supporting voussoirs that has a
           straight horizontal extrados and intrados [syn: flat
           arch, straight arch]

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