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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Stone Elementary School, that day was celebrated in late September with hundreds of patriotic whirligigs planted around the school in an event called "Pinwheels for Peace.
Many children had come equipped with multi-coloured wands and electrically-charged whirligigs, which they waved with increasing zest as the action fizzed.
Does he think his whirligigs up in the hills are going to keep us alive?
GRANNY probably spent her summer hols making whirligigs - they're good old-fashioned fun that stand the test of time 1.
Though I knew what they were, and thought they were clever, often wonderfully whimsical, I liked the name far more: whirligigs .
Renee Schwarz Wind Chimes and Whirligigs (Kids Can Press, 2007)
Bailey, Sarah, and David help visiting children make whirligigs and wrap imaginary wounds with bandages down in the cellar saloon while their parents talk to the soldiers," said Nancie.
He went on to experiment with abstract themes and kinetic sculpture, transforming materials including recycled toys into amazing spaceships, noisy whirligigs and colourful towers.
Children are not whirligigs that are turned out in mass production.
AMONG the beautiful works of art at Compton Verney at present, there are: Van Gogh and Britain: Pioneer Collectors exhibition' works of art from Naples in southern Italy dating from 1600 to 1800' German paintings and sculpture from 1450 to 1600' bronzes and pottery from China, dating back as far as the Neolithic period (8000 to 2000 BQ' British portraits and furniture from 1550 to 1750' British Folk Art including whirligigs, trade signs and models' and the Marx-Lambert collection of items relating to Enid Marx's work as a textile designer.
Ron loves woodworking and has fun making bird whirligigs, Christmas ornaments, yard signs and other items, which he sells at arts and crafts fairs.