whipping top


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n whipping top a top that is spun by whipping
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In literature:

He came pounding along, swinging his whip and yelling at the top of his voice.
"Ruth Fielding in the Great Northwest" by Alice B. Emerson
The little boy, we suppose, was whipping his top, while his sister was playing with the chair.
"Wreaths of Friendship" by T. S. Arthur and F. C. Woodworth
Twice they had covered that distance at top speed and under the whip.
"A Man's Woman" by Frank Norris
He wonders how he could ever have taken up his thoughts with baseball bats and whipping-tops.
"The Greatest Thing In the World and Other Addresses" by Henry Drummond
The rope played whip-cracker with me for some time and before reaching the top I was covered with bruises.
"Cave Regions of the Ozarks and Black Hills" by Luella Agnes Owen
Chill and top with one tablespoon of whipped cream or fruit whip.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
He refused suddenly and with a snort, whipped about, swift as a top, slid up, and collapsed on his side.
"Boy Woodburn" by Alfred Ollivant
On the top of the pile sat a negro, plying a long whip and shouting to the oxen.
"What Might Have Been Expected" by Frank R. Stockton
Or perhaps he slept with it, as little ones do with dolls and whip-tops.
"The Literary World Seventh Reader" by Various
At the top of its climb, he whipped the bomber over and around in the opposite direction.
"Dave Dawson at Casablanca" by Robert Sydney Bowen

In poetry:

The boy with whip and top and drum,
The girl with hoop and doll,
And men with lands and houses, ask
The question of Poor Poll.
"The Common Question" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Our legalist is like unto this top,
Without a whip he doth not duty do;
Let Moses whip him, he will skip and hop;
Forbear to whip, he'll neither stand nor go.
"Upon The Whipping Of The Top" by John Bunyan
Tis with the whip the boy sets up the top,
The whip makes it run round upon its toe;
The whip makes it hither and thither hop:
'Tis with the whip the top is made to go.
"Upon The Whipping Of The Top" by John Bunyan
Those flies of boys disturbed them sore
On Sundays and when daylight wore:
With withies cut from hedge or copse,
They treated them as whipping-tops,
And flung big stones with cruel aim;
Yet all the flock jumped on the same.
"Jump-To-Glory Jane" by George Meredith

In news:

1 large carton whipped topping.
Cover with whipped topping and the generously with coconut.
Find gingerbread graham crackers for the crust of a lifetime, and top with whipped cream for a fun and decadent holiday dessert.
What's really in spam, non-dairy whipped topping, and other edible enigmas.
The ready-to-whip topping is available in 8.8-lb.
Not too sweet and topped with a small drop of whipped cream and then sprinkled with perfectly roasted and salted pepitas.
The whipped cream topping sweetened with honey and speckled with toasted pecans pushes the dessert over the top.
1 large container whipped topping.
On a steamy mid-July day on Capitol Hill, top lieutenants to Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy had a special guest at their weekly vote-counting meeting: Karl Rove.
A chocolate cookie crust, with a rich layer of dark chocolate peppermint pudding topped with bright green whipped cream and crushed Grasshopper cookies.
) frozen, non dairy whipped topping, thawed.
This strawberry cake is topped off with a Cool Whip/strawberry mixture.
Mix cream cheese and 3â?„4 tub of whipped topping together.
Top with the remaining whipped topping.
Magnolia 's cake is topped with a whipped vanilla icing that complements the cake's delicate texture.