Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of whirlygig.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Tenfin birds and whirlygigs flew through the trees, shouting out at one another and fighting over places for their nests, food for themselves, mates to bear their children.

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  • These whirlygigs were working with the winds on Blackbread Dr in the Sea Pines development in Hudson.

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  • A quarter of you are afraid that you'll end up depending on cool sermon graphics, tricky ideas and other fancy whirlygigs instead of God.

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  • As it is, it merely involves John of that ilk lurking at short fine leg, waiting for the high ball as the ever-reliable George Craig wheels away from the Barrasford end with his cunning whirlygigs.

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  • No matter what the financial whirlygigs say, gold will now buy more than Enron stocks.

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  • The energy companies throwing hundreds of billions at plastering the countryside with whirlygigs will not be hiring armies of sociologists or 3D animators.

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  • We have to be grateful to Jonathan David Publishers for making this reference work available, but their editors deserve a kick in their whirlygigs.

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  • I thought they were water beetles.

    September 8, 2008

  • Hmmmm.

    September 7, 2008

  • The entire entry in the Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue is as follows:

    "WHIPT SYLLABUB. ...
    WHIRLYGIGS. Testicles.
    WHISKER. A great lie..."
    (p. WHI)

    September 7, 2008

  • How so?

    September 7, 2008

  • "Testicles."

    September 7, 2008