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humming top

  1. a top that hums as it spins
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Historical Examples of humming top

  • They looked like the dark band on the humming-top when you spin it.

    Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)


  • A humming-top will slowly expend its rotation and come to rest.

    The Story of the Heavens

    Robert Stawell Ball

  • More like the sounds of a humming-top, remarks a phlegmatic German traveller.

  • They had different kinds of tops, among them being a humming-top.

    The Historical Child

    Oscar Chrisman

  • Drink, because the stars are cruel and the world as idle as a humming-top.

    A Chesterton Calendar

    G. K. Chesterton