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(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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Business may sometimes wish it could be morally neutral, but in practice ethics intrude at every turn,' said Sir Bryan Nicholson, Chairman of the private medical service BUPA.
Baker III, who gave a reluctant, hapless, and often helpless Arens the full-body treatment of smash-mouth tactics, press leaks, and occasional charm, besting the Israeli foreign minister at every turn.
The culprit is an elite governmental ruling class that takes our money by force, provides little benefit, and stifles freedom at every turn.
What is needed instead is a juvenile justice system that teaches young criminals responsibility for their behavior at every turn, rather than exculpating juveniles categorically until a final heinous act is committed.
A friend of William Lloyd Garrison and an enemy of slavery at every turn, Pickering pitted himself against every move of the "slave power" from the concept of the "three-fifths" clause in the Constitution to his support of Tousssaint l'Ouverture in the Haitian revolution so feared by Jefferson and his allies.
Author Rob Ferguson went to work on an environmental project to save the Aral Sea in January 2000; at every turn he met corruption, bureaucratic obstacles, inefficient local environmental authorities who cared more about protecting their own pride than the vanishing sea, and the Russian mafia.
The author presents personalities at every turn and includes historical details.
But when I told gay friends I was heading to West Africa--where I was greeted with smiles at every turn, where I felt safe and welcome, where all men are lovingly affectionate toward one another--they told me, "Don't get killed
In blending religion and government at every turn, Georgia legislators are concocting an unpalatable brew.
The suggestion made throughout the recent rethinking of the '80s in these pages--that the so-called Pictures group was less influenced by critical theory per se than its dissolution in the era's lively music and club culture--is here attested at every turn.
Throughout history, the Jews were confronted by choices at every turn.