turn, sour, go off, decay, spoil


: ux|en|the Earth turns;  turn on the spot

*: "A fine man, that Dunwody, yonder," commented the young captain, as they parted, and as he turned to his prisoner. "Well see him on in Washington some day. He is strengthening his forces now against Mr. Benton out there.nb...."

: ux|en|Turn the knob clockwise.

*: It was not far from the house; but the ground sank into a depression there, and the ridge of it behind shut out everything except just the roof of the tallest hayrick. As one sat on the sward behind the elm, with the back turned on the rick and nothing in front but the tall elms and the oaks in the other hedge, it was quite easy to fancy it the verge of the prairie with the backwoods close by.

: ux|en|She turned right at the corner.

: ux|en|She turned the table legs with care and precision.

*: The poets pen turns them to shapes.

*: He was perfectly well turned for trade.

*: His limbs how turned, how broad his shoulders spread!

: ux|en|turn the bed covers;  turn the pages

: ux|en|turn to page twenty;  turn through the book


: ux|en|The leaves turn brown in autumn.   When I asked him for the money, he turned nasty.

: ux|en|The hillside behind our house isnt generally much to look at, but once all the trees turn its gorgeous.

: ux|en|Midas made everything turn to gold.  He turned into a monster every full moon.

*: At her invitation he outlined for her the succeeding chapters with terse military accuracy; and what she liked best and best understood was avoidance of that false modesty which condescends, turning technicality into pabulum.

: ux|en|This milk has turned; it smells awful.

: ux|en|to turn cider or wine

: ux|en|Charlie turns six on September 29.

: ux|en|The decision turns on a single fact.

*: Conditions of peace certainly turn upon events of war.

: ux|en|The prisoners turned on the warden.

*: Ill look no more; / Lest my brain turn.

: ux|en|The sight turned my stomach.


*: And they made a calfe in those dayes, and offered sacrifice unto the ymage, and reioysed in the workes of theyr awne hondes. Then God turned himsilfe, and gave them upnb...

*: Turn from thy fierce wrath.

*: The understanding turns inward on itself, and reflects on its own operations.

*: Little disappointed, then, she turned attention to "Chat of the Social World," gossip which exercised potent fascination upon the girls intelligence.

: ux|en|They say they can turn the parts in two days.

: ux|en|Ivory turns well.

: ux|en|to turn the Iliad

*: who turns a Persian tale for half a crown

: ux|en|Give the handle a turn, then pull it.

*: With just the turn of a shoulder she indicated the water front, where...lay the good ship, Mount Vernon, river packet, the black smoke already pouring from her stacks. In turn he smiled and also shrugged a shoulder.

: ux|en|They took turns playing with the new toy.

*: With just the turn of a shoulder she indicated the water front, where...lay the good ship, Mount Vernon, river packet, the black smoke already pouring from her stacks. In turn he smiled and also shrugged a shoulder.

: ux|en|They quote a three-day turn on parts like those.

: ux|en|Ive had a funny turn.

*: Then you must know as well as the rest of us that there was something queer about that gentleman—something that gave a man a turn—I dont know rightly how to say it, sir, beyond this: that you felt in your marrow kind of cold and thin.

: ux|en|She took a turn for the worse.

: ux|en|One good turn deserves another.

: ux|en|I felt that the man was of a vindictive nature, and would do me an evil turn if he found the opportunitynb....

*: It was fortunate for his comfort, perhaps, that the man who had been chosen to accompany him was of a talkative turn, for the prisoners insisted upon hearing the story of the explosion a dozen times over, and Rufus Dawes himself had been roused to give the name of the vessel with his own lips.

: ux|en|Lemons have a sour taste.

*: All sour things, as vinegar, provoke appetite.

: ux|en|sour milk

: rfex

: rfex

: ux|en|He gave me a sour look.

*: He was a scholar ... / Lofty and sour to them that loved him not, / But to those men that sought him sweet as summer.

: ux|en|sour land

: ux|en|a sour marsh

: rfex

*: sour adversity

: rfex

: rfex

: rfquotek|Edmund Spenser

: ux|en|Too much lemon juice will sour the recipe.

*: So the suns heat, with different powers, / Ripens the grape, the liquor sours.

*: To sour your happiness I must report, / The queen is dead.

: ux|en|We broke up after our relationship soured.

: rfquotek|Mortimer

: ux|en|The bomb went off right after the president left his office.

: ux|en|The gun went off during their struggle.

: ux|en|When the boss came to know about the scheme, he went off, shouting and throwing everything away.

: ux|en|The alarm will go off at six a.m.   Just after he spotted the first plane on the horizon, sirens started to go off around the city.

: ux|en|Having sated her appetite, she went off in search of a place to sleep.   I dont know where hes going—he went off without a word.

*: But to cast out a technique that could not only reduce the incidence of food poisoning but could also allow us to move away from another bete noire of the “technophobes” — chemical treatment to prevent stored grain from going off— is daft

*: Don?t expect to store fragile food like fish, poultry and meat in the refrigerator at home for a long period of time, as it will go off quickly.

*: Although there is a popular myth about camel milk ‘never going off’, experience shows that pasteurised packaged camel milk does not keep any better than its cow equivalent, and seems to lose its flavour faster.

: ux|en|Bugger—the milks gone off already!

: ux|en|Ever since falling off my bike, shes gone off cycling to work.

*: The wedding went off much as such affairs do.

*: I fancied at first the stuff was paraffin wax, and smashed the jar accordingly. But the odor of camphor was unmistakable. It struck me as singularly odd, that among the universal decay, this volatile substance had chanced to survive, perhaps through many thousand years.

: The pair loved to take pictures in the decaying hospital on forty-third street.

: 2009, Francis Lyall, Paul B. Larsen, Space Law: A Treatise, page 120:

*: Damaged on lift-off, Skylab was left in orbit until its orbit decayed.

: The cats body decayed rapidly.

*: Uranium decays to radium through a long series of steps with a cumulative half-life of 4.4 billion years.

: The extreme humidity decayed the wooden sculptures in the museums collection in a matter of years.

*: Infirmity, that decays the wise.

*: All that herde hym wer amased and sayde: ys nott this he that spoylled them whych called on this name in Jerusalem?

*: To do her dye (quoth Vna) were despight, / And shame tauenge so weake an enimy; / But spoile her of her scarlot robe, and let her fly.

*: Roger, that rich Bishop of Salisbury,...spoiled of his goods by King Stephen, ...through grief ran mad, spoke and did he knew not what.

*: Outlaws, which, lurking in woods, used to break forth to rob and spoil.

*: No man can enter into a strong mans house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man.

*: Spiritual pride spoils many graces.

*: "I dont want to spoil any comparison you are going to make," said Jim, "but I was at Winchester and New College." ¶ "That will do," said Mackenzie. "I was dragged up at the workhouse school till I was twelve. […]"

*: ‘This is a great day for us. Let us not spoil it by saying the wrong thing, by promoting a culture of revenge, or by failing to treat the former president with respect.’

: Make sure you put the milk back in the fridge, otherwise it will spoil.

*: Dr Jonathan Grant (Letters, April 22) feels the best way to show his disaffection with political parties over Iraq is to spoil his ballot paper.

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