topsy-turvy


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in utter disorder

in a disordered manner

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"Father," broke in Maggie, who had stolen unperceived to her father's elbow again, listening with parted lips, while she held her doll topsy-turvy, and crushed its nose against the wood of the chair,--"father, is it a long way off where Tom is to go?
What causes respectable parents to take up their carpets, set their houses topsy-turvy, and spend a fifth of their year's income in ball suppers and iced champagne?
He would delight them equally by his anecdotes of witchcraft, and of the direful omens and portentous sights and sounds in the air, which prevailed in the earlier times of Connecticut; and would frighten them woefully with speculations upon comets and shooting stars; and with the alarming fact that the world did absolutely turn round, and that they were half the time topsy-turvy!
They harried his hitherto peaceful domains, smoked out his singing- school by stopping up the chimney, broke into the schoolhouse at night, in spite of its formidable fastenings of withe and window stakes, and turned everything topsy-turvy, so that the poor schoolmaster began to think all the witches in the country held their meetings there.
Penelope at a full gallop was observed by every one, and Jacquelin's grin, the early hour, the parcels stuffed into the carriole topsy-turvy, and the evident impatience of Mademoiselle Cormon were all noted.
The town was already topsy-turvy in mind, as a consequence of the five extraordinary circumstances which accompanied Mademoiselle Cormon's return; to wit, the pouring rain; Penelope at a gallop, in a lather, and blown; the early hour; the parcels half-packed; and the singular air of the excited old maid.
Adomah has had a topsy-turvy campaign this term with just one goal in 24 appearances.
Of course, it's a topsy-turvy thing,' Duterte said during the oathtaking of barangay officials in Zamboanga del Sur.
The Textured Twist is an easy-peasy chignon that looks great no matter how messy you make it, while the Topsy-Turvy is an Eighties-inspired updo that you can definitely DIY.
DOUGIE Brown admits Warwickshire's championship fortunes have been "topsy-turvy" - and just why their form has been so erratic is hard to pinpoint.
Ivanovic recovered from a topsy-turvy first set to win 6-7 (8/10) 6-4 6-2.
DARYL POWELL hailed his Castleford side's victory in what he described as a "crazy", "topsy-turvy" game.
Peter Rollings, chief executive of estate agent Marsh & Parsons, said: "Rising national house prices will provide cheer for homeowners who have seen their equity dwindle since the initial credit crunch, but the falling number of moves taking place highlights the topsy-turvy nature of last year's housing market.
All topsy-turvy as they switch pace, rhythm and style to leave the unwary listener all mixed up and confused.