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turn

1. Music a melodic ornament that makes a turn around a note, beginning with the note above, in a variety of sequences
2. Theatre chiefly Brit a short theatrical act, esp in music hall, cabaret, etc.

turn

[′tərn]
(electricity)
One complete loop of wire.
(mathematics)

TURN

(messaging, protocol)
An SMTP command with which a client asks the server to open an SMTP connection to the client, thus reversing their roles.

Superseded by ETRN.
References in classic literature ?
No one, no one in the next room, no one to turn the tap, no one to turn the scorpion!
Oh, let us turn and turn and turn until we find the air hole and then glue our mouths to it
Sometimes zero does not turn up for two hundred rounds in succession.
Why thirty-five times, when zero so often turns up?
Edna nodded carelessly, though inwardly anxious and cudgelling her brains for something to turn the conversation.
An 'Only' is a nonpareil, the feller that does one kind of a turn better'n any other feller.
After her turn, which she did this time with the nerve of an old campaigner, the manager returned to the charge; and after saying nice things and being generally nice himself, he came to the point.
Now the management of the Loops, in its bid for popularity, instituted what is called 'Amateur Night'; that is to say, twice a week, after the professionals have done their turns, the stage is given over to the aspiring amateurs.
Now you go out this afternoon to the Loops, and engage to do two turns.
And in this fashion, while the thin, dark man and the large, blond woman warbled dulcetly out on the stage and the other professionals followed in their turns, did Charley Welsh put Edna wise, giving her much miscellaneous and superfluous information and much that she stored away for the SUNDAY INTELLIGENCER.
But the proposition had been to do two turns, and her native pluck forced her to live up to it.
But on Monday morning, when she came to his office to get her pay for the two turns, it was he who puzzled her.