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turn

(tŭrn),
To revolve or cause to revolve; specifically, to change the position of the fetus within the uterus to convert a malpresentation into a presentation permitting normal delivery.
[A.S. tyrnan]
Obstetrics Version; the rotation of a foetus for vaginal delivery
Public health The abrupt change in a domesticated animal’s behaviour, from docile to aggressive, resulting in attacks on humans, which may be fatal; turning is most common in pitbull terrriers and rottweilers, which together cause the bulk of dog bite-related fatalities in the US
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Joy (Jaime Pressly), the vindictive, scatterbrained ex-wife of long-suffering Earl Hickey (Jason Lee), exploits poor Earl at every turn.
That along with her sworn conviction to "harass white folks" at every turn.
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At every turn one felt his need to speak out and oppose the political conditions existing at the time.
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The downside, she adds, is that "going through the legislatures gets caught up in the political workings, and you have the religious right fighting the issue at every turn.
After another five months of unexpected lengthy public hearings -- in which the developer cooperated at every turn -- the Board was scheduled to grant its approval and send the project back to the Planning Board for final approval in December 2001.
One also hears, unfortunately, the distinctive voice of every important classical, romantic and impressionist composer as well, and at every turn.
Wealthy Victorian hobbyist archeologists followed them and subsequently discovered ancient sites at every turn of a pickaxe in the sand.
The reader bears witness to a young woman's struggle to run away from herself and her history and begin anew on her own terms, only to be faced at every turn with reminders of her true identity.
He succeeds both because he begins by reconfiguring fundamental critical concepts, such as "genre," "mode," and "conventions," that we might be tempted to take as given, and because at every turn he provides detailed, comprehensive, and fresh readings of an impressively broad range of texts (Theocritus's Idylls, Virgil's Eclogues, As You Like It, The Shepheardes Calender, Lycidas, The Ruined Cottage, Silas Marner, and others).