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spinning top

noun
  1. another name for top 2 (def. 1)
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Historical Examples

  • He sat passive, but it was the passivity of the spinning-top.

    Love's Usuries

    Louis Creswicke

  • Sometimes he fell, like a spinning-top, from sheer merriment.

  • Introduction, pages 9-14, showing the importance of the study of spinning-top behaviour.

    Spinning Tops

    John Perry

  • Her broad, low figure, wide about the hips, tapered toward the feet in lines suggestive of a spinning-top.

  • My cognitive awareness of a spinning-top does not imply that the spinning-top is in like manner aware of me.