- n. Plural form of whirligig.
“The whirligigs are my favorites (to make)," he said.”
“Great dragon-flies hawked after flies; while on the surface of still pools "whirligigs" (Gyrinidae) wheeled about in mazy gyrations, just as they are seen to do at home.”
“Amongst other resemblances, there are moments when, to a quiet contemplator, it suggests the image of one of those rotatory entertainments commonly seen in fairs, and known by the name of "whirligigs," or "roundabouts," in which each participator of the pastime, seated on his hobby, is always apparently in the act of pursuing some one before him, while he is pursued by some one behind.”
“Create old-time Independence Day decorations such as whirligigs, parachutes and American flags, and help make ice cream.”
“whirligigs," "whirl-wigs," or "shiners," as they are called, should perform their rounds so closely together, without sometimes coming into collision.”
“whirligigs," or "roundabouts," in which each participator of the pastime, seated on his hobby, is always apparently in the act of pursuing some one before him, while he is pursued by some one behind.”
“He is passionate about...wait for it...whirligigs.”
“People pay good money for table-sized, tin original Vollis Simpson whirligigs.”
“On top of 30-foot telephone poles are at least a dozen giant iron whirligigs--all created by Vollis Simpson.”
“Not only does he have a shed full of about a hundred handmade brightly colored whirligigs for sale, he has taken his passion to enormous heights.”
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