whirligig


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whirligig

1. any spinning toy, such as a top
2. another name for windmill (the toy)
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For speed monitoring applications, the P800 can be used with company's Whirligig guarded target and sensor mount.
There are projects for every season, ranging from making a whirligig to making and sailing a boat.
However, just like everyone else, the people perform that uniquely human miracle of placing their finite, mostly boring existences in the context of history's whirligig.
But the fact that contestants go through several rounds of vetting before they get in front of the judges convinces too many of the poor deluded souls that they're the next Mariah Carey, despite the fact they sound like an accordion going round on a whirligig.
Of all the Ealing comedies, this one may well be the most joyful, as giddy as Guinness's whirligig descent from the Eiffel tower.
Thus does the whirligig of time bring in its revenges.
Primary, secondary and even incidental romances share the spotlight with the main characters in this whirligig of shifting allegiances, as partners change and encounters spread out in ever-widening ripples, later replayed from different vantage points.
With creatures such as the Caspian whirligig and Dytiscus semisulcatus, the world of aquatic beetles and bugs is absolutely fascinating even if, sometimes, we struggle to pronounce their scientific names," said warden Emma Birnie.
Catherine Wheels have produced a whirligig of a show which, for the littlest ones, could just be about two funny men learning about colour and, for the older ones, can be about concepts of change, difference, acceptance and compassion.
The topics include the ghost mayfly, returning Salmonflies to the Logan River, the mystery of the spine-adorned caddisfly, encounter with Arctic black flies, a dragonfly hanging from a leaf, and in defense of whirligig beetles.
Here we have one of those whirligig cases where an asylum seeker goes up and down on the merry-go-round leaving one wondering when the music will ever stop.
Two pipistrelles whirligig in the half-light of Braade Cottage.