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round turn

a complete turn of a rope or the like around an object.
Origin of round turn
First recorded in 1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I suppose his love for the girl brought him up with a round turn.

    The Californians

    Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  • “After that round turn, you may belay,” cried young Tom, laughing.

    Jacob Faithful Captain Frederick Marryat
  • This brought me up with a round turn, and I looked about me.

  • It is on my daughter's account that I have brought myself up with a round turn.

    The Eddy Clarence L. Cullen
  • She'd bring him up with a round turn, but she'd laugh while she did it.

    The Trail of Conflict

    Emilie Baker Loring
  • A rosary of heavy wooden beads hung by a round turn from his right wrist.

  • Hersey then fired his second barrel, and broke his shoulder, which brought him up (literally with a round turn).

    Lord Randolph Churchill Winston Spencer Churchill
  • And here a voice hailed and fetched me up with a round turn.

  • "Not so fast, inspector," I said, feeling a grim delight in bringing him up with a round turn.

    A Chain of Evidence Carolyn Wells
  • I was caught with a round turn round my thigh, though, of course, I cannot tell how it got there.

    There She Blows! William Hussey Macy

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