Top

A top (also called spinning top or spintop) is a toy that can be spun on an axis, balancing on a point.

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Famous quotes containing the word top:

    Your top has sunk too low,
    Your base has spread too wide,
    For you to roll one stone
    Down if you tried.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    We fight our way through the massed and leveled collective safe taste of the Top 40, just looking for a little something we can call our own. But when we find it and jam the radio to hear it again it isn’t just ours—it is a link to thousands of others who are sharing it with us. As a matter of a single song this might mean very little; as culture, as a way of life, you can’t beat it.
    Greil Marcus (b. 1945)

    The Buddha, the Godhead, resides quite as comfortably in the circuits of a digital computer or the gears of a cycle transmission as he does at the top of a mountain or in the petals of a flower.
    Robert M. Pirsig (b. 1928)