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turnkey

denoting a project, as in civil engineering, in which a single contractor has responsibility for the complete job from the start to the time of installation or occupancy

turnkey

[′tərn‚kē]
(computer science)
A complete computer system delivered to a customer in running condition, with all necessary premises, hardware and software equipment, supplies, and operating personnel.
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Even for a few weeks, OF course,' replied the turnkey.
said the turnkey, 'he'll never get out, unless his creditors take him by the shoulders and shove him out.
He had been there five or six months, when he came running to this turnkey one forenoon to tell him, breathless and pale, that his wife was ill.
As anybody might a known she would be,' said the turnkey.
Don't waste your time in clasping your hands and biting your fingers,' responded the practical turnkey, taking him by the elbow,
The turnkey conducted him--trembling from head to foot, and constantly crying under his breath, What was he to do
The turnkey, opening the door, disclosed in a wretched, ill- smelling little room, two hoarse, puffy, red-faced personages seated at a rickety table, playing at all-fours, smoking pipes, and drinking brandy.
Doctor,' said the turnkey, 'here's a gentleman's wife in want of you without a minute's loss of time
The turnkey looked as if he thought the request a strange one and rather out of the common way, but nevertheless he laid down his paper, and coming round where Kit's mother stood, took the basket from her, and after inspecting its contents, handed it to Kit, and went back to his place.
Kit was on the point of mustering courage to ask Barbara's mother about Barbara, when the turnkey who had conducted him, reappeared, a second turnkey appeared behind his visitors, and the third turnkey with the newspaper cried 'Time's up
Weller, who stationed himself at the back of the chair, whispered that the sitting was merely another term for undergoing an inspection by the different turnkeys, in order that they might know prisoners from visitors.
After some discussion, it was discovered that one of the turnkeys had a bed to let, which Mr.