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Upending   Listen

Turning upside down; setting on end.  Synonym: inversion.

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"Upending" Quotes from Famous Books

... does not seem to extend for more than a quarter of a mile from the berg. Here there are cracks and constant slight movement, which becomes exciting to the traveller when he feels a piece of ice gradually upending beneath his feet. Close to the berg the pressure makes all sorts of quaint noises. We heard tapping as from a hammer, grunts, groans and squeaks, electric trams running, birds singing, kettles boiling noisily, and an occasional swish as a large piece of ice, released from pressure, suddenly ...
— South! • Sir Ernest Shackleton

Words linked to "Upending" :   upset, overturn, inversion, upend, movement, move, turnover, motility, motion

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