Examples from the Web for spinning top
He sat passive, but it was the passivity of the spinning-top.Love's Usuries|Louis Creswicke
I afterwards saw all these monitors covered with indentations like spinning-top moulds or saucers.Charles Carleton Coffin|William Elliot Griffis, D. D.
The same principle applies to the spinning-top—this toy cannot be made to stand upon its point until set in rapid motion.The Boy's Playbook of Science|John Henry Pepper
It was a spinning-top—a curious, living top with a pointed cap and earlocks.
And there arose to my mind Benny's fritters, and Benny's spinning-top that had cost me all I possessed in the world.