ill turn

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Noun1.ill turn - an act intended to help that turns out badly; "he did them a disservice"
injury - an act that causes someone or something to receive physical damage
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Not that he had done me what society would consider a wrong or an ill turn.
Well, sir,' says the parson, 'every ill turn has some good in it.
Tuesday - 18th - Warm and dry - drove home - Arrived about 10 o'clock - insensible how near I was beat out - 1 o'clock had quite an ill turn - puking etc.