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One flier fell at about 28 centimeters per second, less than half the speed of natural whirligigs from various plants.
WHIRLING MAPLE SEEDS INSPIRED THESE TINY FLYING SENSORSEMILY CONOVERSEPTEMBER 22, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
Time's whirligig has made him the hero of our puppet-shows, and he enjoys cosmopolitan celebrity under the name of Punch.
THE MEMOIRS OF COUNT CARLO GOZZI; VOLUME THE FIRSTCOUNT CARLO GOZZI
There were books all round the room, and one of those whirligig square book-cases.
A MORTAL ANTIPATHYOLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, SR.
It is so dark I can't tell which way she is swinging till she is coming around like a whirligig.'
LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI, COMPLETEMARK TWAIN (SAMUEL CLEMENS)
This little bubble is held there by tiny hairs, and because whirligig has it, it can breathe while it stays under the water.
LITTLE BUSYBODIESJEANETTE AUGUSTUS MARKS AND JULIA MOODY
"Aunty Maggy's Whirligig" could be enjoyed on payment of an old pair of boots, a collection of rags, or the like.
AULD LICHT IDYLSJ. M. BARRIE
As I entered, the body of Travers came twisting across the room like a penny whirligig.
WAR AND THE WEIRDFORBES PHILLIPS
While the Miss Schlegels were together he had felt them scarcely human—a sort of admonitory whirligig.
HOWARDS ENDE. M. FORSTER
Was it possible that in the whirligig of time a future could lie before one so uncouth and rustical?
THE PATH OF THE KINGJOHN BUCHAN
"The whirligig of time brings in his revenges," and what Pitt had undergone Wilkins had to undergo.
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JOHN WILKINSPATRICK A. WRIGHT-HENDERSON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO WHIRLIGIG

  • bandying
  • ensuing
  • exchanging
  • following
  • following in sequence
  • interchanging
  • relieving
  • spelling
  • succeeding
  • switching
  • taking turns
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