turn of the century
The beginning or end of a particular century, as in That idiom dates from the turn of the century, that is to say, about 1900. This expression was first recorded in 1926.
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There, Orange Scott ran the interurban, a turn-of-the-century electric trolley line that connected the boomtown with its exurbs.
The turn-of-the-century stretch that yielded The Rainbow Children and N.E.W.S. is particularly easy to ignore.Prince Returns From the Wilderness and, Thankfully, Is as Restless as Ever|Keith Phipps|October 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Over the course of four years I read everything I could about Mary Mallon and the servant class in turn-of-the-century New York.
The Fearless Mrs. Goodwin by Elizabeth Mitchell A thrilling, and true, turn-of-the-century detective story.
Turn-of-the-century progressives like Teddy Roosevelt wanted moderate change—reform, not revolution.