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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The High Court in Glasgow heard Angela was bludgeoned to death and decapitated with a whirligig drier in the back garden of Fairnie's home a month after he had discharged himself from a psychiatric ward.
Overplotted, convoluted and self-consciously weird, "Ruben Brandt, Collector" takes viewers on a whirligig tour through a carefully aestheticized dreamscape, with Krstic playfully re-creating works by Vel[sz]zquez, Manet, Gauguin and Warhol.
Nancy made her Whirligig quilt with fun, bright fabrics on a white background to create a playful, twin-sized quilt.
Large groups of whirligig beetles spin very fast in different directions on the water's surface.
Twelfth Night, once described as a brilliantly bittersweet account of 'the whirligig of time', is both hilarious and heartbreaking and tells the story of twins who are separated in a shipwreck then forced to fend for themselves in a strange land.
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.
Whirligig It was the most northerly sighting of this species and is only the second sighting for Scotland - the first being made in a pile of grass cuttings in Melrose, in the Borders, in 1969.
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. Kelly's outstanding book reminds us that the bus route you take and the coffee shops you patronise can play a pivotal role in this process.
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.
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.