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adjective as in turning

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If you’re looking for a more specific tool kit, one for model making and fine detail, you’ll need a great rotary tool.

“From the old rotary phone that they were on a waiting list for, to the scooter they all piled on to for a monthly dinner,” — in interviews, Pichai often discusses the impact that technology has had on his own life.

After dialing the number on a rotary phone he hears distressed sounds coming from the other end before the line abruptly clicks off.

Brainard suspected that the engineer was confusing roundabouts with the much larger, higher-speed rotaries — a forgivable confusion, given the nomenclature.

The rotary and foil blades in waterproof models may not get quite as close to the skin as regular disposable razors, but they will get you smoother than most dry electric shavers.

Inquiries will be accepted only via Western Union telegram or rotary phone.

Bob Bashara was a married Rotary Club president who lived in a ritzy Detroit suburb.

There's an old rotary phone and a few yellowed papers on a cluttered old wooden desk.

“I think for sure he will,” said Kit Jennings, treasurer of the Spartanburg Rotary Club, which Perry addressed Tuesday.

The thwap-thwap-thwap of rotary wings above triggered an intense reaction in Army trauma surgeon Dr. (Maj.) Tara Dixon.

The rotary tuner shown in the sketch was designed by a correspondent of Modern Electrics.

The Gnome rotary engine was first used with success at this meeting.

The first steam engine invented by Hero was a rotary engine, but it was of course, most uneconomical of steam.

They not unfrequently acquire a rotary movement, whereby the circumference attains a velocity of several miles per hour.

It is by this means that the reciprocating movement of the piston is transformed into a rotary motion of the crank-shaft.


On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to rotary, such as: spinning, whirligig, whirling, encircling, gyral, and gyratory.

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