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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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Spinning Wheels (cikrik) sendromu, koroner subklavyen calma sendromunun degisik bir formu olarak farkli anatomik gorunumlerde karsimiza cikabilir.
The Schacht Spindle Company makes a catalog of 150 products, including spindles as well as looms, spinning wheels and assorted hand-weaving accessories.
Selected from its vast collection of more than 20,000 textiles, spinning wheels, looms, needles, sewing boxes, and adrinka stamps, among many other tools of the trade, will be included from the museum's rich holdings.
Cllr Clucas said: "One group of four women in Galle used their start-up money to buy spinning wheels.
Various types of spinning wheels are discussed in the book, including one specifically for flax.
How do we make sure it's done effectively and efficiently, without spinning wheels and creating unnecessary discovery problems for those being investigated?
Redmoon's experimental bent is most evident in the set, which is a machine representing Cyrano's head, filled with spinning wheels, pulleys and various puppets and life-sized images.
Someone apparently drove around the property, spinning wheels and tearing up the ground.
Magic Skatepark, which is outside of Reading, PA (Spinning Wheels to the old heads) is now officially no more.