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  • Brud reached the front of the crevice and did a quick right-face.

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  • The main answer can be stated almost as simply as doing right-face.

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  • Farrel stepped lithely down the long front to the geometrical center of the formation, made a right-face, walked six paces, executed an about-face, and announced complainingly:

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  • But any inclination the court's conservatives may have to execute a sharp right-face will not be bolstered by the fact that the ACA mandate looks more like a regulation than a tax.

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  • But other choices - like having the Snoring Man Cliff Bemis on the train suddenly wake up and sing a few notes of "Snow," and having the General exit the barn with a flawlessly executed right-face - are smart and funny.

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  • Within seconds they were halted and given a right-face.

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  • The sergeant barked out a command, and the middle squad on the right side of the post made a quick right-face, almost at the same moment moving off at double-time.

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  • A right face is a ninety degree turn to the right of the face and body. In military drill this maneuver is accomplished by prescribed crisp heel and toe movements.

    June 19, 2014

  • Turn to look at a face. Opposite of about-face

    June 19, 2014