Francis is not the first Vatican insider to toy with the idea of alien life.
For decades, toy production and marketing was increasingly gender neutral.
There was also the obligatory shopping spree at the F.A.O. Schwarz toy store across from Central Park.
After a redesign last year, the toy now heats up like a traditional oven and looks more like a microwave.
US Airways inadvertently tweeted an—ahem—racy photo involving a lady and a toy plane.
I have admitted that rhyme is a toy and even a trick, of the sort that delights children.
There rejoice at our success, and toy away an hour in mirth.
It is not a toy, but a useful article, made of cutlery steel, tempered and highly nickeled.
When I get home, I pour out my treasures into the lap of toy Madonna.
It exhaled an odor of toy boxes of painted pine; it recalled the horrors of a New Year's Day.
c.1300, "amorous playing, sport," later "piece of fun or entertainment" (c.1500), "thing of little value, trifle" (1520s), and "thing for a child to play with" (1580s). Of uncertain origin, and there may be more than one word here. Cf. Middle Dutch toy, Dutch tuig "tools, apparatus, stuff, trash," in speeltuig "play-toy, plaything;" German Zeug "stuff, matter, tools," Spielzeug "plaything, toy;" Danish tøi, Swedish tyg "stuff, gear."
1520s, from toy (n.).
If he be merie and toy with any,Related: Toyed; toying.
His wife will frowne, and words geve manye.
["Song of the Bachelor's Life," 16c.]
A computer system; always used with qualifiers.
1. "nice toy": One that supports the speaker's hacking style adequately.
2. "just a toy": A machine that yields insufficient computrons for the speaker's preferred uses. This is not condemnatory, as is bitty box; toys can at least be fun. It is also strongly conditioned by one's expectations; Cray XMP users sometimes consider the Cray-1 a "toy", and certainly all RISC boxes and mainframes are toys by their standards. See also Get a real computer!.