Whirlwig
Whirlwig Whirl"wig`, n. [Cf. {Earwig}.] (Zo["o]l.) A whirligig. [1913 Webster]

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  • whirlwig — Whirligig Whirl i*gig, n. [Whirl + gig.] [1913 Webster] 1. A child s toy, spun or whirled around like a wheel upon an axis, or like a top. Johnson. [1913 Webster] 2. Anything which whirls around, or in which persons or things are whirled about,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whirlwig — whirl·wig …   English syllables

  • whirlwig — ˈhwərlˌwig also ˈwə noun Etymology: blend of whirligig and earwig : whirligig beetle …   Useful english dictionary

  • whirlwig beetle — Whirligig Whirl i*gig, n. [Whirl + gig.] [1913 Webster] 1. A child s toy, spun or whirled around like a wheel upon an axis, or like a top. Johnson. [1913 Webster] 2. Anything which whirls around, or in which persons or things are whirled about,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • weaver — Whirligig Whirl i*gig, n. [Whirl + gig.] [1913 Webster] 1. A child s toy, spun or whirled around like a wheel upon an axis, or like a top. Johnson. [1913 Webster] 2. Anything which whirls around, or in which persons or things are whirled about,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whirligig — Whirl i*gig, n. [Whirl + gig.] [1913 Webster] 1. A child s toy, spun or whirled around like a wheel upon an axis, or like a top. Johnson. [1913 Webster] 2. Anything which whirls around, or in which persons or things are whirled about, as a frame… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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