from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. sequentially; in turn
- n. Alternative spelling of turnabout..
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small steamer, torpedoboat, or launch in which the dead-wood astern is cut away and two rudders are fitted, one forward in place of the dead-wood and one in the usual place abaft the screws, to give ability to turn quickly. The design is known as the turn-about system.
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And remember that turn-about is fair play, so maybe chalk one up for serfdom today, but next year, you may be threatening to move to Canada again … cwr says:
I think the Bush presidency was a major failure, but the way libs treated, it appeasr turn-about is fair play.
As Wyclef Jean announces his regrettable turn-about to contest Haiti's electoral rule of law (a law he has no previous record of dissension toward), his PR team is mobilizing.
The comment marks a turn-about in Germany's position - previously it had opposed publication of the tests checking the banks 'stability, citing fears the results could spook investors.
This turn-about was perceived by most of those who brought him to power as a betrayal.
As Wyclef Jean announces his regrettable turn-about to contest Haiti's electoral rule of law a law he has no previous record of dissension toward, his PR team is mobilizing.
Brand development is taking a 180 degree turn-about.
But if you think all romances are overexaggerations I can see that this type of appropiation would annoy you; instead of merely being annoyed at the turn-about, that Ukes are choosing to take from clothing, facial expressions, emotions, and chivalry.
“Now, in an amazing turn-about of self interest motivated by Comcast, the largest cable company which owns a significant stake in TV One, you argue that TV One should be the only voice.”
Ellis reports this turn-about with delicious irony, particularly with the unmentionable (in Virginia) slavery situation hovering like Doom itself in the background, with genteel planters slowly slipping into penury, largely at their own hand and deliberate ignorance of "modern" finance.
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