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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MERRY-GO-ROUND

But these were only the disconnected parts of a merry-go-round.

And I did, and then he ran up on the merry-go-round with me.

They shot the chutes until, maudlin with laughter, they took to a merry-go-round.

There was a merry-go-round, too, and it had an organ that played We're on our way.

Then we had a ride on the merry-go-round, and after that we had some ice-cream cones.

The merry-go-round he combined with the menagerie into a whole which was not to be resisted.

He might better have said a merry-go-round, without the rhythm of a merry-go-round.

Well, Jennie might be called the steam-engine at the middle of the merry-go-round.

Do you remember the merry-go-round at the school-feast in Kieff?

A merry-go-round in the grounds suggests a variation of this scheme.

WORD ORIGIN

1729, from merry (adj.) + go (v.) + round. Figurative use by 1838. Merry-totter (mid-15c.) was a Middle English name for a swing or see-saw. Also cf. merry-go-down "strong ale" (c.1500); merry-go-sorry "a mix of joy and sorrow" (1590s).

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