spinning top


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spinning top

n
(Other Non-sporting Hobbies) another name for top21
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spinning top - a conical child's plaything tapering to a steel point on which it can be made to spinspinning top - a conical child's plaything tapering to a steel point on which it can be made to spin; "he got a bright red top and string for his birthday"
humming top - a top that makes a humming noise as it spins
peg top - a pear-shaped top made of wood with a metal center pin
plaything, toy - an artifact designed to be played with
whip top, whipping top - a top that is spun by whipping
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spinning top

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The 'toss' is won by a person who spins and picks up the spinning top the quickest.
The BMW was spinning its wheels constantly as it tried to rev, like a spinning top," said Mr Galley.
THE last few years have been such a spinning top that the bottom has fallen out of the New Year predictions business.
THE spinning top was a marvellously simple toy, possibly invented by Leonardo da Vinci himself, when he wasn't busy with his Code.
Another innovation is the BERKOL(r) supergrinder for automatic grinding of ring, roving and air spinning top rollers.
Tuj lub, pronounced "Too Loo", is a traditional Hmong top spin game played by a team throwing a spinning top along a linear concrete alley surrounded by turf.
To explain the relationship between mission and worship, Meyers uses two models: a Mobius strip and a spinning top.
Dr Hannam said: "The rapid spinning of black holes will cause the orbits to wobble, just like the last wobbles of a spinning top before it falls over.
She gets thrown about like a spinning top and legs are stretched here and there, quite frankly, she performs a routine that could possibly break anybody of any age, let alone a grandmother.
Name: Millie Whiskers Age: 10 weeks old Owners: John and Trudy Boag Lives: Monkseaton Name: Bobby Age: Two years five months Owner: Ian Vaughan Lives: Gateshead Bobby spins like a little spinning top for his food, and he "purrs" like a cat when he gets stroked.
The effect was like a spinning top that was bouncing from one (place) to the next.
To measure the strength of the twist that acts on a randomly charged surface, the authors used a sphere which was mounted like a spinning top next to a randomly charged flat substrate.