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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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The visual figure of apostrophe only initiates the interpretative process in which, as Alberti conceives in this section, beholders turn to their imagination, to their minds.
But pilots get into trouble when they get too low in the pattern, and/or overshoot the turn to final.
If the three turns have been executed correctly, they will have increased the speed and orbit of the implement on a smooth path of acceleration from turn to turn.