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Spin

To attempt to present a situation in the best possible light. For example, a political operative may attempt to spin a situation in which a candidate who took a bribe by saying it was a gift or donation. The term is somewhat derogatory, but is common in business as well as politics. See also: Jawboning.
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Damian said that since Thursday, his store has sold at least a thousand spinners which are priced between PS4 and PS15.
Ajmal added that relying on off- spinners more than the variations like carom ball and all was the best decision to kickstart his journey into the league of world- class spinners.
He also recalled the time when Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh made a deadly duo as spinners and bowled India to many wins.
"Purely because of the bit of grass on the surface, they've (spinners) been able to grip it and it's given good bounce," said Sutherland.
This spinner used a long, thin body and the narrow willowleaf design to probe deep pools in fast waters.
Summary: Shane Warne has told England to play two spinners in the first Test against Australia in Cardiff.
But England coach Moores is confident 26-year-old Panesar, who was playing his 34th Test, still has time on his side to develop into a world class finger spinner.
Spinner expanded his avid interest in Native American arts.
Rafique appears to have passed the baton to 23-year-old spinner Musharraf Hossain, who impressed during the tied warm-up game between a Bangladesh XI and a strong South African side here on Friday.
Former England spinner Phil Tufnell reckons Fletcher has no choice but to give Panesar his chance in the third Test.
Fatima The Spinner And The Tent is based on a classical "Teaching-Story" well known in Greek folklore - this particular version is attributed to Sheikh Mohamed Jamaludin of Adrianople (modern-day Edirne).