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 for Taut hand
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Taut \Taut\, a. [Dan. t[ae]t; akin to E. tight. See Tight.]
     1. (Naut.) Tight; stretched; not slack; -- said esp. of a
        rope that is tightly strained.
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     2. Snug; close; firm; secure.
        [1913 Webster]
     Taut hand (Naut.), a sailor's term for an officer who is
        severe in discipline.
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