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turps

1. Brit short for turpentine
2. Austral and NZ slang alcoholic drink, esp beer (esp in the phrase on the turps)
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They bat and bowl like a Test team but field like fourth-graders after a night on the turps. Slipshod fielding and shaky slips catching cost them dearly in New Zealand.
To check further whether the differences persisted when there was a common primary payer, we compared Medicare enrollees who had CABG, breast cancer surgery, total knee replacement, or TURPs with patients who did not have Medicare (data not shown).
Just put some white spirit or turps on to cotton wool and rub...
They have poured paint all over the walls and poured turps down the church banners which are now ruined.
Carton said it was especially satisfying to resurrect some music featuring people who were there at the band's beginning, such as guitarist Johnny "Turps" Burke.
The study included 29 TURPs, 10 TURBTs, six PCNLs and 55 Cystoscopies.
Tins of ink and turps, mixing containers, paper and rags were all kept in the hall.
Needle scratching vinyl, the smell of turps, and outside, the inner-city night growing colder as it slipped towards dawn.
Then poured in is the UniVer 3 Reagent Pillow, this turps the water purple.
It was always her place, a studio apartment, shorthand for a cramped flat in which jars of paint, rags saturated with turps mingled with the leavings of last night's dinner and scattered, cast aside clothes.
Solvent-based paints (those thinned with turps) have a VOC rating of 50, as opposed to between 7 and 10 for water-based paints.