from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mechanical toy.
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Behmen; but it may the whizgig, a very pretty toy, and philosophical withal, for few of those who used it could explain it.
In the centre of this dreary apartment there is a bed about the size of one of those whizgig temples in which the Genius appears in a pantomime.
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