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Vox populi A plaything

toy

Vox populi A plaything. See Germ-fighting toy, Sex toy.
References in classic literature ?
It was a toy, a plaything, a scientific wonder, but not a necessity to be bought and used for ordinary purposes by ordinary people.
It may be that his brain gave way under the opportunities given by his illusion of the entity of the toy and its power of separate thought.
Then, seeing they still looked puzzled, he added, "It was that toy magnet belonging to your nephew, Mr.
It was carried out, with extraordinary thoroughness and severity, by very well-organized officials over a small and familiar area, and, so far as human strength and science can be absolutely certain of anything, Prince Otto was absolutely certain that nobody could introduce so much as a toy pistol into Heiligwaldenstein.
But the boy had learned in that brief second a use for his sharp and shining toy, so that, as the tearing, striking beast dragged him to earth he plunged the blade repeatedly and to the hilt into its breast.
It was because the engaging toy had been redecorated by loving hands; there were fresh gowns for all the inhabitants, and the paint on the furniture was scarcely dry.
He had even lost money (and he took to that toy very kindly) by getting up Goblin slides for magic-lanterns, whereon the Powers of Darkness were depicted as a sort of supernatural shell-fish, with human faces.
For Beauty stands In the admiration only of weak minds Led captive; cease to admire, and all her plumes Fall flat, and shrink into a trivial toy, At every sudden slighting quite abashed.
asked the yellow hen, closely examining the toy with her bright eyes.
I am to him no more than a toy, and he values me no more than a child values a toy.
Wragge, restlessly shifting the positions of the circulars as a child restlessly shifts the position of a new set of toys.
Then the toys began to play at visiting, dancing, and fighting.