peg top


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n peg top a pear-shaped top made of wood with a metal center pin
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Peg top a boy's top which is spun by throwing it.
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In literature:

It soon was worn through; and he split his top by driving the peg too tightly into it.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
He was never a first-rate hand at marbles, or peg-top, or prisoner's base.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
It consists of a noose fastened to the top of a pliant tree, which is bent down and pegged across a path leading down to the water.
"When the Birds Begin to Sing" by Winifred Graham
I can see it spinning round like a peg-top, in the middle of the river.
"History, Manners, and Customs of the North American Indians" by George Mogridge
The obvious effect of gravity would seem to say that it is impossible for the peg-top to be in the position shown in the figure.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
Observe also that the grub's pottery is shaped like the legs of our peg-top trousers and is wider inside than at the opening.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
It was soon worn through, and he split his top by driving the peg too tightly into it.
"Forgotten Tales of Long Ago" by E. V. Lucas
Then comes the spinning-top, whip-top, and peg-top time.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 8, May 1886, No. 7." by Various
On the rounded side of the floating hulk three men were clinging, looking like pegs of tops.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 15" by Various
From the Twins {Quentin, Wooden top of peg-top.
"Bill the Minder" by W. Heath Robinson

In poetry:

You'd ought to see the tops'ls, the stuns'ls, the stays'ls,
When the moon's a-shinin' on them along a liftin' sea;
Hear the dandy bo's'n say:
"Peg-leg make that fiddle play
An' we'll dance away the dog-watch
While the moon is on the sea."
"Billy Peg-leg's Fiddle" by Bill Adams
Chieftains, three of them abreast, on foot
Strut like peg-tops, wound around with hundreds of yards
of fine linen.
They glimmer with tissue of gold, and golden threads on a
jacket of velvet,
And their faces are dark, and fat, and important.
"Elephant" by D H Lawrence

In news:

Remove from pan and place the smoked salmon ribbons, chive pegs, sliced caper berries and whipped crème fraiche on top.
It only took me about a minute to scramble up the 20-foot wall, but by the top, my muscles, mind, and nerves were all quivering — my muscles because climbing straight up with arms and legs on tiny pegs gets your blood immediately surging.
2 11 oz cans white whole kernel or shoe-peg corn, well drained 1 bunch green onions, chopped (green tops, too.
Timberland standout offensive lineman Quinton Washington has been pegged as one of the top overall prospects in South Carolina's class of 2009.
Marquette Golf Club's Greywalls is on par with some of the best courses in the country, Golf Magazine pegging it number 84 out of the country's top 100 courses.
Peg Perego has made its reputation for producing top-end juvenile products from high chairs and car seats to riding toys, but the company today has announced a recall in cooperation with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.

In science:

Figure 8: Top: Compiled photographic/B and visual light curves of AG Peg as recorded from 1935.
The role of ionization in symbiotic binaries
Narrow Si II, Lyα and N V line emission from IP Peg are seen on top of the broad geo-coronal component.
HST/FOS Time-resolved spectral mapping of IP Pegasi at the end of an outburst
Loosely speaking, a braid is a set of n strands that connect two horizontal bars, such that each strand is tied exactly to one peg on the top bar and one peg on the bottom bar.
The BQP-hardness of approximating the Jones Polynomial
It is the link that is formed by connecting the top pegs with odd numbers with the peg to their right, and doing the same with the bottom pegs.
The BQP-hardness of approximating the Jones Polynomial
The first diagram is put on top of the second, and the pegs are connected.
The BQP-hardness of approximating the Jones Polynomial