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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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There is a platelet on which to mount the crystal with wax; this crystal mount is clamped to a pin which is mounted to a turnable and movable semicircular stirrup.
Wherever available, turnable rocks and other cover objects were examined.
According to Gene Klett, senior consultant, ground-engaging tools, "the wear of bucket components varies significantly." He said that, "teeth, compared to edge protectors, wear at a ratio of 2-3:1, while vertical edge-protectors wear at a ratio of 8-9:1 compared to teeth"--but the Cat design is turnable, doubling the vertical edgeprotectors' lives.
(Set cake on a turnable, if available; it will be easier to frost evenly.)
Snow scooters are like a two-piece snowboard with a waist-high handlebar attached to the turnable front section.
The United Kingdom-based international engineering group Rolls-Royce Plc is reportedly to concentrate its manufacture of azimuth thrusters (turnable propulsion units) to Rolls-Royce Ab Oy in Rauma, Finland.
Anderson America offers the Andi Magnum CNC processing center equipped with eight Innospann turnable multi-functional beams.