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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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A nation who are not allowed a vote on the EU, and is it any wonder when it comes to a general election, there are cries from Parliament that there are low turn outs of voters, and still this Government does not get the message.
A number of wards had significantly high turn outs and we have thousands of postal votes returned today, which meant we had two more stages to process.
The country has witnessed popular presidential and primary elections, low turn outs in local elections, a bit like Britain, with significant female participation.
Elections are part of a democratic, civilised society and we should use our democratic right, that is why I believe the Australian voting system which has turn outs of 90%-plus, (although it is compulsory to vote) has a lot to be said for it.