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- n. Alternative spelling of turn up.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A disturbance; a commotion; a shindy or scrimmage.
- n. One who or that which turns up unexpectedly or without prearrangement.
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In the Garret, where we had two turn-up Beds, and five of us worked, I received little Robert.
The second would be a turn-up for the books, since conventional wisdom has put the iPad 2 launch in April, a year after Apple announced its "magic" predecessor.
It is a turn-up to find such innocence in an international sportsman but he is being true to his Yorkshire roots.
But unless Torres and Steven Gerrard can engineer a turn-up this afternoon to rival the March 2009 one, their already slim hopes of title contention will begin to fade for another season.
But I do know that you had the deuce of a turn-up at the last, sabre to sabre, in some castle or other - and 'twas the guv'nor's lastin 'regret that it didn't go a l'outrance.
In my experience, which is considerable, observations like "coward" are usually made fortissimo at the climax of a first-rate turn-up between a lady and gentleman most intimately acquainted ... a lover's quarrel, perhaps?
The people who "might not turn-up" if Hillary is nominated are the thinking-Democratic/progressive/independent voters she must attrack to win.
Well this is a turn-up for the books – after a fortnight of waiting for something, anything, to happen, Celebrity Big Brother just got exciting.
There is more than enough evidence and more will turn-up once procedures start.
We must have a turn-up, or we shall be the talk of the country-side.
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