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upturn

[′əp‚tərn]
(building construction)
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Place a handful of spinach leaves (about 30g) in a microwave/ oven-proof bowl, cover with an upturned plate and cook on high for 30 seconds until wilted.
Rain allegedly causes it to sneeze due to the short upturned nasal flesh around its nostrils.
The snub-nosed monkey, Rhinopithecus strykeri, has upturned nostrils that fill with water when it rains, making the creature sneeze.
The research, by an international team of primatologists, reveals how Rhinopithecus strykeri, a species of snub-nosed monkey, has an upturned nose which causes it to sneeze when it rains.
One problem is the incorrect use of circle hooks with upturned eyes (offset eye).
The owners of Bourbon Dolphin, an anchor handling vessel, which upturned in the North Sea yesterday evening, confirmed that two of the 10 people rescued were dead while the condition of a third crew member was described as "unknown".
They also have plenty of rocks to play on and explore as well as an upturned tree root, which is used for sentry duty.
What I saw instead was the jungle of competing planes in which that gestural binarism is engulfed: not just the two chair backs in the front and the angled picture plane, but the stacked cement blocks, the wire mesh gate, the chair backs behind the sleeping man, the upturned carving and table edge to the left of him, the slightly different picture planes of the cheap religious images catching the light, the side of the car with its differently angled windows (one dark and one light), the round plane of the upturned table in the left rear, the jumble of chairs in the upper left corner, the miscellaneous bits of molding beneath that jumble, the plane of the Monet-like landscape reproduction on the lower left.
An exhausted yachtsman clinging to the hull of his upturned boat was rescued after the alarm was raised by a sharp-eyed sea watcher.
In form and execution, Avignon station is equally bold, a 400m long upturned ship's hull gently curving along the track, its shape a dramatic response to the climatic exigencies of the baking Provencal sun and the fierce mistral wind.
The figure with the same upturned nose and large, rounded ears is portrayed on the church's exterior wall and is part of a group of animals surrounding Saint Christopher, the patron saint of travelers.
"The chorus line of crabapple trees / So bare just now / In that season of skin and bone / Stand, with upturned limbs / Like Cretan princesses on the point / Of beginning the ritual"--Nancy Nahra.