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  • They will play Germany on Wednesday in Durban, as Europe completed a quarterfinal turn-back of the South Americans to secure three of the final four spots.

    Villa Means Victory Again for Spain

  • It marks the first turn-back of conservative efforts to push the Obama Administration to the right on torture.

    Heather Hurlburt: Six Reasons to Love the Supplemental and Celebrate Progressives in Government

  • I'd have liked to see him moved to a different position after his streamlining-of-forces work was established and past the turn-back point, though.

    George's Diner.

  • He used “turn-back rate charts” to see how many times mistakes interrupted the flow of production.

    Lean Thinking

  • So I took a brief time off called a turn-back, which doesn't hurt your career.

    CNN Transcript Aug 29, 2003

  • When I returned from my turn-back a year later, I found that the problem was rampant.

    CNN Transcript Aug 29, 2003

  • I think when the history of our times is written the turn-back from Socialism will date from the decision of Judge Pine.

    Is the Businessman Coming Into His Own?

  • This was the same then as now: -- blue trousers and jacket with crown and anchor buttons and a cunningly-shaped little collar, that had a white facing to the lapel and the buttonholes of the turn-back worked with twisted cord of the same colour in proper regulation fashion; not to speak of my cap with its golden badge, and the formidable-looking carving-knife of a dirk, twenty inches long in its black scabbard, which

    Crown and Anchor Under the Pen'ant

  • A short distance beyond they came to a small rock monument; Craig's turn-back point.

    Space Prison

  • It was always very plain as to line, and simple as to cut, having a skirt neither full nor scant, a waist crossed in front with a white fichu, and sleeves reaching just below the elbow with white turn-back cuffs.

    The Bent Twig


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