Noun(1) a conical child's plaything tapering to a steel point on which it can be made to spin(2) a large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement
Verb(1) whirl or spin like a whirligig
(1) The whirligig of fashion trends dictated that the look of Zandra back in the Seventies is exactly the look of 2002-gypsy flounces, boots and floaty hippie blouses and dippy hemlines.(2) Just how the economic whirligig will affect retailers' upfront buys still remains highly subjective.(3) I chose to read this edited collection piecemeal as I attempted to cling on board the whirligig of a new teaching year.(4) Finally how fragile it is - choreography that is here today usually is gone tomorrow, lost in either the whirligig of fashion or the roulette-wheel of luck.(5) The whole whirligig of sights and sounds and bodies rushing forward seemed to be aimed directly at me.(6) The piece is a political whirligig but also a play of ideas, about the politics of life as much as the life of politics, which also includes insights into two very different marriages.(7) the whirligig of time(8) But then stranger things happen every day in the whirligig of Taiwan life.(9) Against the backdrop of Lewis Castle, a whirligig of ceilidhs, concerts and workshops takes place.(10) A time-worn, singular figure, however, bears contrary witness to the whirligig of our global age fraught, as it is, with the fever of frantic speeds, appetites for expanding size, and the vanity of vast numbers.(11) The writing and publishing whirligig is, if you will, a lottery.(12) From whirligigs to stereoscopes, from toy soldiers to toy kitchens, from horse-drawn fire engines to subway cars, the New York Historical Society houses many toys illustrative of their day and the children who played with them.(13) A decorative arts gallery features the association's excellent scrimshaw collection as well as furniture, needlework, silver, whirligigs , lightship baskets, and sailors' valentines.(14) One of those rotatory entertainments commonly seen in fairs, and known by the name of ├ö├ç├┐ whirligigs ├ö├ç├û or ├ö├ç├┐roundabouts├ö├ç├û.(15) Fun things include making whirligigs , first-place ribbons, preserves, and jams along with staging your own fair.(16) The wide range of works includes quilts, rugs, needlework, paintings, works on paper, weather vanes, whirligigs , decoys, and painted furniture.