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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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It will be the first time St Echlin's school in Kinnegad has had to turn away students.
Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, ruling that the county could lawfully turn away Doyle himself even as it was being forced to accept older applicants who - both the county and Doyle agreed - were less suitable recruits than he was.
The Conservatives are under fire after a front-bencher said bed and breakfasts run by Christians should be allowed to turn away gay couples.
SHADOW home secretary Chris Grayling today faced calls for his sacking after he said bed and breakfasts run by Christians should be allowed to turn away gay couples because of their sexuality.
Rangers were quickly out of the blocks and Jamie Ashdown had to be on his toes to turn away a Paul Furlong effort.
Two tour operators believe they have finally broken the stranglehold on flights to Delhi which forced them to turn away thousands of would-be visitors to North India each year.
If she can afford to turn away business, well then fair play to her.