Round turn


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(Naut.) one turn of a rope round a timber, a belaying pin, etc.
- Addison.

See also: Round

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Attorney-General concluded by demanding of them, in the name of everything he could think of with a round turn in it, and on the faith of his solemn asseveration that he already considered the prisoner as good as dead and gone.
As soon as we had crawled on deck I used to take a round turn with a rope about the men, the pumps, and the mainmast, and we turned, we turned incessantly, with the water to our waists, to our necks, over our heads.
Away goes Spyers; on goes Chickweed; round turns the people; everybody roars out, "Thieves!" and Chickweed himself keeps on shouting, all the time, like mad.
Its retro feel is helped along by its round headlamps and separate round turn signal indicators.
Drunken Brown emerged from a nearby riverbank as they cycled their bikes round TURN TO PAGE 5 FROM PAGE 1 a blind bend.
The Larnaca loss means Aberdeen have fallen at the Europa League third qualifying round Turn to Page 71 From Back Page for a fourth successive season as they again missed out on a play-off place.
Qualified participants in this event are those who are aged 18 years and above, maintain an active trading account with Woodlake Commodity Solutions that has a minimum account balance of $1,500, and at least six round turn trades in their account within 45 days before the drawing.
The events take a round turn and a surprise occurs that changes everything.
For making fast to pilings you can't reach the top of, learn a round turn and two half-hitches--another easy, useful knot that somehow never earned a catchy name.
"I was going round turn three, something failed on the left front and then the tyre blew up," said Hamilton.