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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UPSIDE-DOWN

But Bunyip Bluegum said, 'Why not turn him upside-down and sit on him?'

You will at once perceive a faint, upside-down image of the flame on the tissue.

After all, she may be a pirate, and the upside-down ensign a decoy.

If his nose had been upside-down, he would have made that respectable.

He looked back through his ankles and squinted at the upside-down world.

"I tell you it will turn us upside-down," stormed the president.

"Well, to-morrow all Arcis will be upside-down about it," said Achille Pigoult.

Alix thought it was probably impossible, in an odd, upside-down world.

But the case was upside-down; all the phials seemed the same size.

A caricature of himself, reading (the book was upside-down).

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., earlier upsadoun (late 14c.), up so down (c.1300); the so perhaps meaning "as if."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR UPSIDE-DOWN

upturned

adjectiveoverturned
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