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A device for punishing prisoners comprising a wooden cage that rapidly spins around
A whirligig beetle
Anything that whirls or spins around, such as a toy top
{n} a whirling plaything for children
A child's toy, spun or whirled around like a wheel upon an axis, or like a top
The larva is aquatic
whirl or spin like a whirligig
a conical child's plaything tapering to a steel point on which it can be made to spin; "he got a bright red top and string for his birthday"
a toy that spins = top (whirl + gig ( GIG))
Anything that whirls or spins around
Called also weaver, whirlwig, and whirlwig beetle
A mediæval instrument for punishing petty offenders, being a kind of wooden cage turning on a pivot, in which the offender was whirled round with great velocity
These beetles live mostly on the surface of water, and move about with great celerity in a gyrating, or circular, manner, but they are also able to dive and swim rapidly
The body is firm, oval or boatlike in form, and usually dark colored with a bronzelike luster
Any one of numerous species of beetles belonging to Gyrinus and allied genera
Anything which whirls around, or in which persons or things are whirled about, as a frame with seats or wooden horses
large mechanical apparatus with seats for children to ride on
{i} top; merry-go-round; repeating cycle or circle
whirligig beetle
Any of various water beetles of the family Gyrinidae that swim rapidly in circles when alarmed
whirligig beetles
plural form of whirligig beetle
whirligig beetle
Any of various gregarious beetles of the family Gyrinidae that circle about rapidly on the surface of water
whirligig beetle
{i} aquatic beetle that circles quickly on the surface of calm freshwater in groups
whirligig beetle
aquatic beetle that circles rapidly on the water surface
A whirligig
plural of whirligig





    [ 'hw&r-li-"gig, 'w&r- ] (noun.) 15th century. Middle English whirlegigge.

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