In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- They are part of a delicately balanced teeter-totter, which can exist in one state or the other, but transits through the middle stage almost overnight.
- For example, you might have to devise a contraption where you would get a ball to drop on a teeter-totter, which in turn launches another ball into the air, flicking a switch and turning on an electrical device.
- When the city did demolish three ancient, cement-based teeter-totters in one of the more modern, better-equipped parks, the ragged concrete slabs and chips lay about for weeks before being cleared away.
- Chrissie sighed and sat on one end of a teeter-totter.
- We stay right at each turn and we pass the new teeter-totter that I haven't got the guts to try yet.
- She looked around at the other children chasing each other in games of Tag, soaring to the sky on swings, bobbing up and down on the teeter-totters, and bouncing a ball.
- Three-year-olds need to be running, jumping, and skipping; they need to be experiencing concepts such as ‘heavy’ and ‘light’ by sitting on a teeter-totter, not by moving a mouse and watching a screen.
- So we have a teeter-totter effect of looking to the past and then looking to the future and then looking to the past…
- ‘I would hang on to the top bar on my swing set and stand on the seat of the teeter-totter,’ Megan reveals.
- Your body in water is really a teeter-totter with it's fulcrum somewhere between your waist and your sternum.
- You launch circus clowns from a teeter-totter, pop colorful balloons and catch the poor flying fellows, lest they be ill-affected by gravity.
- Every time I say that, I see something different on the teeter-totter.
- The playground consisted of two large slides, ten swings, a teeter-totter, sand box, and a large jungle gym to run around in.
- The two conditions go up and down like a teeter-totter, first one and then the other tipping the balance back.
- Security and privacy are not two sides of a teeter-totter.
- The obstacles include a raised wooden roller coaster 787 feet long, teeter-totters, and ladder bridges.
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