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whirligig

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The hardest habit of all to break is the terrible habit of happiness.
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Etymology

Middle English whirlegigge.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
whirligig

Plural
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  1. Anything that whirls or spins around, such as a toy top.
  2. A whirligig beetle.
  3. A device for punishing prisoners comprising a wooden cage that rapidly spins around.

Quotations

  • 1600-1, William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night
    And thus the whirligig of time brings in his revenges.

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