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half-turning

[haf-tur-ning, hahf-]
noun Furniture.
  1. split spindle.
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  • Half-turning in his chair, he called to one of the men-at-arms to ascertain who came.

    The Shame of Motley

    Raphael Sabatini

  • Cesare waved his hand in his direction, half-turning to the men-at-arms behind him.

    The Shame of Motley

    Raphael Sabatini

  • Half-turning to Bucks, Scott laid his hand on his arm again.

    The Mountain Divide

    Frank H. Spearman

  • With incredible quickness the outlaw, half-turning to cover Scott, fired.

    The Mountain Divide

    Frank H. Spearman

  • "Go to bed berry soon," he mumbled, half-turning as he spoke.