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any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt acid
any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water alkali , base
handsome hardy North American grass with foliage turning pale bronze in autumn Andropogon scoparius , broom beard grass , prairie grass , Schizachyrium scoparium , wire grass
act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away aversion , averting
2nd cervical vertebra; serves as a pivot for turning the head axis , axis vertebra
flight maneuver; aircraft tips laterally about its longitudinal axis (especially in turning) bank
carpenter's tool having a crank handle for turning and a socket to hold a bit for boring bitstock , brace
small bamboo having thin green culms turning shining black black bamboo , kuri-chiku , Phyllostachys nigra
European deciduous shrub turning red in autumn having dull white flowers blood-twig , common European dogwood , Cornus sanguinea , pedwood , red dogwood
threaded nut with winglike projections for thumb and forefinger leverage in turning butterfly nut , thumbnut , wing-nut , wing nut , wing screw
(nautical) the event of a boat accidentally turning over in the water capsizing
pipe wrench used for turning large pipes; an adjustable chain circles the pipe with its ends connected to the head whose teeth engage the pipe chain tongs
act of turning or winding or folding around a central axis circumvolution
turning point climax , crisis , critical point , emergency , juncture , pivot , watershed
lock that can be opened only by turning dials in a special sequence combination lock
deciduous tree of China and Manchuria having a turpentine aroma and handsome compound leaves turning yellow in autumn and deeply fissured corky bark cork tree , Phellodendron amurense
crucial stage or turning point in the course of something crisis
turning aside (of your course or attention or concern) deflection , deflexion , deviation , digression , divagation , diversion
act of turning inside out eversion , everting , inversion
turning an oar parallel to the water between pulls feather , feathering
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