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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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Any renunciation, any turning away, exposes such possibilities: that looking often makes an ass out of the looker; that optical desire can embarrass; that art, in its inversions, trashing, and stripping bare, in its focus on waste systems - from the cunt that is not one to the ass anyone becomes by not getting the fecund humor of the whole thing - deals with shit, the fictions made of it; that art provides a way for rimming the sublime.
A basketball player at a tiny college north of New York City is conducting a one-woman political demonstration this season by turning away from the flag during pregame performances of the national anthem.
Brent Council's social services department had been accused of putting unaccompanied children into bedand-breakfast accommodation, prematurely closing case files and turning away children in need.
If your web site has an abandonment prediction of 25 percent, it means you are likely to be turning away 25 percent of your potential web customers - it's that simple.
Curtiss said that for decades seminaries had been turning away candidates who exhibited orthodoxy or piety, or did not jump on the bandwagon of dissent regarding Catholic moral teaching.