What does the word whirligig mean?

Usage examples for whirligig

  1. The whirligig of time has indeed brought its revenge in the matter of the market value of eggs. – Grain and Chaff from an English Manor by Arthur H. Savory
  2. Few, very few, among the thousands of young women who leave the scene of their quiet schooldays for the social whirligig of the world, ever learn to take life in earnest, love in earnest, sorrow in earnest. – Vendetta A Story of One Forgotten by Marie Corelli
  3. I saw her on one of those whirligig things, talking to her young man as I came in. – Life's Little Ironies A set of tales with some colloquial sketches entitled A Few Crusted Characters by Thomas Hardy