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Examples

  • Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez, the commanding general in Iraq, remembers that Fallujah was a turning point.

    The Longest War

  • Reagan would later admit that his failure to appoint Baker was a turning point for his administrationbut the recognition would come too late.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • Instead he diverted them east, then north, looping around Tula in an effort to reach the Serpukhov railroad — a turning movement through an arc of 120 degrees.

    Barbarossa

  • It came to a culmination of sorts—or at least to a turning point—in a dense little volume titled The Theory of Island Biogeography, published in 1967.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Arthur had passed the village of Hayslope and was approaching the Broxton side of the hill, when, at a turning in the road, he saw a figure about a hundred yards before him which it was impossible to mistake for any one else than Adam Bede, even if there had been no grey, tailless shepherd-dog at his heels.

    Adam Bede

  • It has stood perhaps by the clustering apple-blossoms, or in the broad sunshine by the cornfield, or at a turning by the wood where

    Adam Bede

  • Dunrobin will always be dearer to me now, and I have felt towards you and the duke a turning of spirit, because I remember how kindly you always looked on and spoke to him.

    The Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • But Rhoney recalled that a turning point came when it began to dawn on management how much UPS itself was benefiting from the power of the Web and the data it provided.

    THE NEW MARKET LEADERS

  • No wonder that, not-withstanding his desire to get on, he could not help pausing to look at a curious large beech which he had seen standing before him at a turning in the road, and convince himself that it was not two trees wedded together, but only one.

    Adam Bede

  • Really a vacant half-lot, gravel surface, unfenced, colonized by cars into a turning loop, recolonized by dealers into a drive-through facility.

    Bad Luck and Trouble

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  • RE: verse

    February 5, 2013

  • Verse was what I had intended thus the black cat, my hints are for something divided in two which is still unsolved.
    This however is now probably the most sursolved word so far.
    Sorry, for the ambiguity.

    August 13, 2009

  • Wesson?

    August 13, 2009

  • (de)visa-versa

    August 13, 2009

  • pirouette? revolution? radius (=diameter divided in two)

    August 13, 2009

  • It seems that fits as well.

    August 13, 2009

  • Revolt?

    August 12, 2009

  • Image and video hosting by TinyPic I fail to see the resemblance between bimbos and lolcats.

    August 12, 2009

  • noun

    (And it sounds kinda cute to me.)
    (And it's also a perfectly commonplace word.)
    (And short.)

    August 10, 2009

  • is it a verb or a noun?

    August 10, 2009

  • @madmouth: The next and probably last horror is going to be a nicely surreal interpretation of a (human) thumb.

    But first you need to find out what it is that is divided in two.

    August 10, 2009

  • I give this puddy tat two thumbs up. Or do I mean four?

    * is missing Boris and Natasha, so will settle for any cute puddy tat images *

    August 10, 2009

  • first bimbos, then lolcats

    what horrors await us?

    August 10, 2009

  • NO! Wordie was the last internet refuge from gratuitous cat pics :-(

    August 10, 2009

  • YES!

    August 10, 2009

  • Thumbs up! (Or one anyway.)

    August 10, 2009

  • verse

    August 9, 2009