1. spinning top a conical child's plaything tapering to a steel point on which it can be made to spin
  2. spinning rod a fishing rod designed for casting a spinning lure
  3. speaking tube a tube for conveying the sound of a voice from one room to another
  4. spinning creating thread
  5. spinning frame spinning machine that draws, twists, and winds yarn
  6. spinning jenny an early spinning machine with multiple spindles
  7. spinning wheel a small domestic spinning machine with a single spindle that is driven by hand or foot
  8. whipping top a top that is spun by whipping
  9. Bennington a town in southwestern Vermont
  10. spininess the quality of being covered with prickly thorns or spines
  11. spinning machine a textile machine for spinning yarn and thread
  12. spin doctor a public relations person who tries to forestall negative publicity by publicizing a favorable interpretation of the words or actions of a company or political party or famous person
  13. meningitis infectious disease characterized by inflammation of the meninges (the tissues that surround the brain or spinal cord) usually caused by a bacterial infection; symptoms include headache and stiff neck and fever and nausea
  14. spinal tap removal by centesis of fluid from the subarachnoid space of the lumbar region of the spinal cord for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes
  15. Sinningia speciosa South American herb cultivated in many varieties as a houseplant for its large handsome leaves and large variously colored bell-shaped flowers
  16. dining table a table at which meals are served
  17. pyknic type round, fat, and heavy
  18. winning post the post at the end of a racecourse
  19. running pop tropical American passion flower with finely dissected bracts; stems malodorous when crushed
  20. spiny anteater a burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites; native to Australia

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