Origin of well-turned
Examples from the Web for well-turned
She was perfectly composed, occasionally flashing a wry smile and speaking in thoughtful, well-turned phrases.
But, in spite of his well-turned periods and general moderation of expression, his book is not pleasant to read.
The charm of her beautiful face and well-turned head was heightened by the graceful neck and slender figure.The Ruined Cities of Zululand|Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley
He shuffled, nervously slapping his well-turned calves with Harlequin's lath-sword.Nobody|Louis Joseph Vance