turning


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Synonyms for turning

act of changing in practice or custom

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a shaving created when something is produced by turning it on a lathe

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the end-product created by shaping something on a lathe

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the activity of shaping something on a lathe

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It was turning upon pivots, and with it a section of the floor directly in front of it was turning.
The old man stopped and, turning back, said: "Oh, yes, my dear sir, a thousand pardons.
Now, I wonder who yon youth may be," said the judge, turning to Sir Richard, "he seemeth like a stout Saxon from his red cheeks and fair hair.
Turning up the cuffs of his dress-coat--he had placed his overcoat on a chair--Holmes laid out two drills, a jemmy, and several skeleton keys.
She half rose, by a glance inviting Pierre, who sat opposite, to listen to what was coming, and turning to her mother:
With the fickleness of insanity he quickly tired of the search, and, turning to the soldiers who had accompanied him from the floor below, dismissed them.
And indeed the clever horse, turning first one ear and then the other now to one side and then to the other, began to wheel round.
Having closed and secured the door on Lady Montbarry's departure, Agnes put on her dressing-gown, and, turning to her open boxes, began the business of unpacking.
Turning to the Kid, he said, "It is just what I deserve; for I, who am only a butcher, should not have turned piper to please you.
It is a beautiful path, my son," said the Old Politician, without either slackening his pace or turning his head, "and it leadeth among pleasant scenes.
Turning in my seat I saw a man in evening dress who had just entered the room.
human beings living in a underground den, which has a mouth open towards the light and reaching all along the den; here they have been from their childhood, and have their legs and necks chained so that they cannot move, and can only see before them, being prevented by the chains from turning round their heads.
I felt a keen current of air and, on turning, found the window open, at the extreme end of the gallery, which I call the
A year of school-teaching and of night-study of shorthand and typewriting had capitalized their city project and fitted them for the venture, which same venture was turning out anything but successful.
Very likely--though I've not had the pleasure of the Ladies' Aid's acquaintance," rejoined Miss Polly, stiffly, trying to unclasp the small, clinging fingers, and turning frowning eyes on Nancy in the doorway.