topsy-turvy


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Synonyms for 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?
Before his facile perils and ready laugh, life was no longer an affair of serious effort and restraint, but a toy, to be played with and turned topsy-turvy, carelessly to be lived and pleasured in, and carelessly to be flung aside.
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?
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.
Thenadays tea totaling, topsy-turvy turtles turned tumbles to the
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.
It has been topsy-turvy and I think that's testament to the strength of the First Division.
Ivanovic recovered from a topsy-turvy first set to win 6-7 (8/10) 6-4 6-2.
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.
THERE'S A BOY IN THE GIRLS' BATHROOM by Louis Sachar I think this book is an amazing novel that describes the topsy-turvy life of three characters.
Summary: A topsy-turvy growing season, which zigzagged from drought to hail to heat wave, produced a distressingly mixed crop in Bordeaux this year -- but gave optical grape sorters a chance to shine.
Join one special boy on a journey through Topsy-Turvy Town where it rains broccoli and you can go fishing in your living room or share a bath with a robot.