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invert

1. Psychiatry
a. a person who adopts the role of the opposite sex
b. another word for homosexual
2. Architect
a. the lower inner surface of a drain, sewer, etc.
b. an arch that is concave upwards, esp one used in foundations

invert

[′in‚vərt]
(civil engineering)
The floor or bottom of a conduit.

invert

invert
In plumbing, the lowest point or the lowest inside surface of a channel, conduit, drain, pipe, or sewer pipe.
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Occasionally, attempts to sound like young people are somewhat grating; also some words are put in inverted commas or explained in brackets (do young people need to have the word 'ceasing' explained for them?
That's why, in inverted commas, inviting a criminal proves how open-minded Turkey is," he said.
The only relevant reference in the exhibition is the biographical note that Cassirer came from a well-to-do Jewish family and that the 'Jewish' (the inverted commas are in the German text) Paul Cassirer publishing house and art gallery was forced to close in 1933 and its directors chose to go into exile in the UK, Switzerland and the Netherlands.
poets of the decade" although she is not listed in the index or bibliography; Jameson is quoted without inverted commas in the text and then with inverted commas in the notes; speakers such as Ribh in some dramatic poems are identified as Yeats.
Thomists will be impressed with Lutz's apologia, though more than a few will continue to agree with John Haldane's assessment that MacIntyre remains a Thomist solely "by the grace of inverted commas.
Germain examines the role of "Others" in the process, using inverted commas but apparently not in the anthropological sense.
Occasionally they inexplicably go into inverted commas.
Developing representations of Ireland from the 'kitsch' to the 'authentic' (and those inverted commas once again signify the difficulty of turning either of these terms into a Lacanian point de capiton), he focuses specifically on the Irish relationship with the postcolonial paradigm, a relationship that he rightly defines as being transformative in terms of both elements.
I have put 'catalogue' in inverted commas, because although the Behlings claim it to be nothing more, its quality, in terms of image and the pedigree of its contributors make it more like an exhibition in its own right.
But you simply cannot live your life in inverted commas and expect everybody to get it all the time.
Bromyard in Herefordshire has a chip shop and `Chinese' takeaway (the owner's use of inverted commas, not ours) which trades under the name Shun Fat.
and a gloss or glosses in inverted commas (with a question mark if uncertain; in cases of sheer ignorance, a question mark takes the place of a gloss).