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  • The buff linings of the turned-back cuffs extended a good six inches up the sleeve, and a small coil of gold braid gleamed from one epaulet.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • Thatcher wore a black, Chinese-style silk trouser suit but the lining was lime-green satin which showed in wide, turned-back cuffs.

    52 entries from February 2007

  • “Her nutria coat, with out-moded tuxedo collar, turned-back cuffs and padded shoulders showed wear.”

    The Last Empress

  • The social/moral clock cannot be turned-back 50 years, no matter how much the blue-rinsers want it to, as the last Conservative government proved.

    The Daily Telegraph v David Cameron: Episode 94

  • We see in some of the pictures a turned-back baseball cap.

    CNN Transcript Apr 18, 2007

  • This was enormously full and completely lined with ermine so that the deep turned-back collar and lapels showed the shining white fur in contrast to the gown's rich gold-on-blue brocade.

    This Scepter'd Isle

  • The hand is placed on it palm down with the fingers pointing toward the tip of the triangle, allowing enough space for the turned-back portion of the wet cloth to cover the back of the hand.

    THE NATURAL REMEDY BIBLE

  • BY THE TIME I HAD CALLED Claire to cancel, showered, put my wet hair under a turned-back Giants cap, and thrown on some clothes, Raleigh's white Explorer was beeping me from below.

    1st to Die

  • Whether a child, or a seasoned adult, can continue to face God in the teeth of such turned-back questions is only one more of the endless tests that divide believers and suicides or those inscrutable billions who choose to steer entirely blind.

    CLEAR PICTURES

  • The sleeves had deep turned-back cuffs of black, ornamented with silver buttons.

    War for the Oaks

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