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rightabout

or right-about

[rahyt-uh-bout] /ˈraɪt əˌbaʊt/
noun
1.
the position assumed by turning about to the right so as to face in the opposite direction.
2.
the act of turning so as to face the opposite direction.
adverb
3.
facing or in the opposite direction:
Move that chair rightabout.
Origin of rightabout
1690-1700
1690-1700; right + about
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  • I sent him to the rightabout pretty quickly, I can tell you.

    The Cruise of the Thetis Harry Collingwood
  • No sooner does a man feel his own life and strength swellin' up in him than rightabout he wants to kill things.

    The Hills of Desire Richard Aumerle Maher
  • Ah, but it is so, or else people would be sent to the rightabout at the second sentence.

    Chance Joseph Conrad
  • After this, the corporal touched his hat, swung round to the rightabout in military style, and left the cabin.

    Snarley-yow Frederick Marryat
  • And before I could have thought it possible, he had turned the carriage to the rightabout and we were galloping south.

    St. Ives Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Now and then a wolf would approach, or a puma, or ocelot; but a shout would send them to the rightabout.

    In the Wilds of Florida W.H.G. Kingston
  • And as she spoke Naomi looked up, and sent her manager to the rightabout with a single stare of contempt and defiance.

    The Boss of Taroomba E. W. Hornung
  • I think we have got something to send them to the rightabout, if our shouts fail to drive them away.

    Adventures in Africa W.H.G. Kingston
  • “My horse-whip will soon send them to the rightabout, should any of them venture to come near me,” he answered laughing.

    Adventures in Australia W.H.G. Kingston
  • Nana announced that if he were to ask her to take another part she would jolly well send him to the rightabout.

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