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upturn

[′əp‚tərn]
(building construction)
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Rhinopithecus Strykeri, known in the local dialect as monkey with an upturned face, was found last year by scientists from Flora and Fauna International looking at gibbons in forests 10,000ft above sea level.
strykeri is known as "mey nwoah" - "monkey with an upturned face" - in the local language.
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.
A LONE fisherman was plucked from the freezing North Sea yesterday after clinging to his upturned boat for two hours.
His competition entry was inspired by the upturned keels of boats because he said he associated the image with Scotland.