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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.
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.
Different parents have been taking turns bringing ``world cuisine dinners'' to the teens, who now study until 10 p.