tumbled


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tumbled

Said of a metal surface that has been cleaned and polished by agitation in a rotating drum containing a polishing compound.

toppled

toppled
Inner and outer gimbals are in the same plane and the gyro is toppled.
A condition in which gyro gimbals have ceased to maintain their correct alignment in space to the extent that the gimbals have reached their limit of travel. Any further rotation of the mounting results in a violent directional precession. A gyro instrument can be toppled by flying the aircraft beyond the instrument's limits, as in aerobatics. Also called tumbled.
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Then Tom tumbled his ham over the bluff and let himself down after it, tearing both skin and clothes to some extent in the effort.
My dress was not much tumbled and Aunt Jane helped me press it out.
He had also a lot of hair which tumbled over his forehead in heavy locks and made his thin face seem smaller.
Pocket in their play, they always tripped themselves up and tumbled over her - always very much to her momentary astonishment, and their own more enduring lamentation.
They were a good deal taken aback, and after a little consultation one and all tumbled down the fore companion, thinking no doubt to take us on the rear.
They tumbled teams about with a fine feeling that it was no matter so long as their column got to the front in time.
We tumbled down the shaft that swallowed Issus as she was almost at our mercy.
In a moment Robin stepped quickly upon the bridge where the stranger stood; first he made a feint, and then delivered a blow at the stranger's head that, had it met its mark, would have tumbled him speedily into the water.
But bye and bye, as she stared ahead into the black chasm with a beating heart, she began to dimly see the form of the horse Jim--his head up in the air, his ears erect and his long legs sprawling in every direction as he tumbled through space.
As the visitors entered the enclosure the Wizard let the door swing back into place, and at once the line of soldiers tumbled over, fell flat upon their backs, and lay fluttering upon the ground.
But those words, spoken close to the Saw-Horse, and being the first sounds he had ever heard, so startled the animal that he made a bound forward and tumbled Tip on one side and Jack on the other.
As they gazed upward at the great mass of tumbled rocks that covered the steep incline, Dorothy gave a little groan and said: