from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A 180-degree turn towards the right (especially of troops)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A turning directly about by the right, so as to face in the opposite direction; also, the quarter directly opposite.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The opposite direction: used only in the phrase to send or turn to the right-about, to send or turn in the opposite direction; pack off; send or turn off; dismiss.
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He wrote later, "Just as rapidly as the message had traveled over the cables, I decided on my change of front -- to turn to the right-about, and face to the South."
Just as rapidly as the message had travelled over the cables I decided on my change of front -- to turn to the right-about, and face to the South.
This was classic Clinton: smart, high-minded, right-about health care, at least-and somewhat evasive.
The next time the Parliament met, he called a House of Lords of sixty members, as the petition gave him power to do; but as that Parliament did not please him either, and would not proceed to the business of the country, he jumped into a coach one morning, took six Guards with him, and sent them to the right-about.
The consternation which ensued on the death of the Rowski, speedily sent all his camp-followers, army, &c. to the right-about.
Broussais, and Esquirol, they were sent to the right-about.
I take the rebuke, and turn a soft right-about face, and listen awhile as the service continues.
Fingool MacKishgmard Obesume Burgearse Benefice, He was bowen hem and scrapin him in recolcitrantament to the right-about And these probenopubblicoes clamatising for an extinsion on his hostillery With his chargehand bombing their eres.
The spahis durst not wait the shock of such an encounter; they wheeled to the right-about, and clapping spurs to their horses, fled in the utmost disorder.
Sergeant Meredith told him that Minden would never have been won but for the two English regiments, who charged the French with fixed bayonets, and sent them to the right-about in double-quick time.