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Everything is topsy-turvy in Europe according to our moral ideas, and they don't have what we call "men" over here.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
Why, I know not what you call it; but if the house were turned topsy turvy, I should be in the cellar.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
She made so much noise that Lance grabbed at her and tried to put her out of the room, Topsy still barking furiously.
THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
Almost comic this last—a sort of topsy-turvy adultery charge!
A GERMAN POMPADOURMARIE HAY
It was all over, the light was gone, everything was topsy-turvy.
THE VARMINTOWEN JOHNSON
The bottom had, indeed, dropped out of things—the universe was topsy-turvy.
THE VARMINTOWEN JOHNSON
But, my lady, you hurry me so, it puts every thing topsy-turvy in my head; I could tell it as fast as possible my own way.
TALES AND NOVELS, VOLUME 3 (OF 10)MARIA EDGEWORTH
Well, Topsy would run away, and a big, big man came out to papa and said he would train Topsy.
BEAUTIFUL JOEMARSHALL SAUNDERS
A pandemoniac topsy-turveydom would have been the immediate consequence.
ISLAM HER MORAL AND SPIRITUAL VALUEARTHUR GLYN LEONARD
But what is an anachronism of this kind compared to that which involves the principal character in one continued topsy-turveydom?
THE ENGLISH STAGEAUGUSTIN FILON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO TOPSY-TURVY

  • backwards
  • bottom up
  • inside out
  • inverted
  • orderless
  • overturned
  • topsy-turvy
  • vice versa
  • without order
  • wrong side out
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