The teetotum, or spinning die, used in many modern games, was known in ancient times in China and Japan.
All this Rainey saw as he circled, while the mass whirled like a teetotum.
Every one appears to patronize the contrivance, and you constantly hear the click of the teetotum along the beach.
I have already apologized for treating you like a teetotum, on a former occasion.
However, I could not augur ill of one who laughed so heartily, nor of the other, who seemed so happy in making himself a teetotum.
In Polynesia the coco-nut is spun like a teetotum to discover a thief.
Round and round it spun like a teetotum, moving as fast as the dancers did, but in the opposite direction.
In order to hasten this, the boys even began to turn Bob around like a teetotum, until he said he was dizzy.
The compass-card spun round like a teetotum, whirling faster and faster.
Top and teetotum are objectionable on the former grounds, and wheel is objectionable on both.