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a toy consisting of a spool that is reeled up and down on a string by motions of the hand

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Having yo-yoed once, he will more than likely be confident he can do it again.
Ankara's policy has gone all over the place during the past two years as Turkey's leadership has yo-yoed from one position to another, struggling to deal with the failure of its original objectives.
They have been in the Premier League before having yo-yoed a little bit but they look a very well run, well-managed football club.
A quarter revealed that their weight had yo-yoed so much that they had been four different sizes across their lifetime - while one in 12 confessed that they still had all four different sizes hanging unworn in their closets.
His fee has also yo-yoed, climbing from $12,500 to $30,000 in 2009 before plummeting back down to $7,500 this year.
But Muller's bid for Robert Wiseman had a muted impact on Dairy Crest's share price, which gently yo-yoed from last Friday when news of talks surfaced, ending up slightly higher at 321 as The Grocer went to press.
In the decades since, lake levels have yo-yoed, with a prolonged trough during the 1950s, which still counts as the worst drought in Texas history.
uk Er, best looking one we've seen whose weight has yo-yoed in the past, admits she has been mistaken for being pregnant when she wasn't.
Jacqui, 54, who has yo-yoed from a size 14 to a size 26 over the years, said people can become very daunted by weight loss very quickly, which is why kick starting a diet plan is often the best way.
It's been a bit of a rollercoaster and my weight yo-yoed as a result.
Torres, going by the nickname "Casey," yo-yoed between the streets and group homes (where, he claims, the abuse continued) for a couple of years, until the state couldn't legally hold him anymore.
As mentioned in the original article, door-to-doctor time (DDT) yo-yoed as we changed processes periodically in the first six months.
Pickens noted, "If you look back over the history of oil prices, gasoline prices, we've yo-yoed at times.
Nearly 600,000 shares were traded and the stock price yo-yoed from a low of 68 cents to a high of 94 cents before ending the day at 78 cents.
Renee Zellweger yo-yoed up and down for the role of the insipid Bridget Jones I and II.