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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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In the case of Taking Turns, the relationship between the illustrations and the written text shifts as the narrative itself shifts between Czerwiec's own memories and those of other medical staff.
For the sting, police had two plainclothes officers act as pedestrians, taking turns walking across the four-lane boulevard.
For Bottum--who says he's tired of touring and just wants to stay home and train his bulldog pup, Baby--it's a better fit to be in Imperial Teen, a band so democratic mat its members have been taking turns on various instruments and vocal parts for songs on their new album, due out in early 2002.
The class covers such social skills as good listening, taking turns, waiting in line and respect for one another, among others.
In quite possibly the oddest star turn of recent memory, Mark Rylance takes one of Shakespeare's trickiest characters and delivers a performance of such bumbling charisma that his very cast members appear to be taking turns watching to see what he'll do next.
Together with co-owners Russell and Jon Scott, the Havens performed their first crush in the back of a flatbed truck, each taking turns hand punching the fermenting grapes.
Different parents have been taking turns bringing ``world cuisine dinners'' to the teens, who now study until 10 p.
These games are ideal for reinforcing developmental skills, such as counting, matching and color recognition, as well as social skills, including taking turns, self-esteem and a healthy sense of competition.