- Optical toys consisting of disks with different images on each side which, when the disks are spun rapidly, tend to merge together as the strings on which the disks are mounted are pulled by the fingers; developed in the 1820s.
- Woody, perennial plants usually with a single, long, self-supporting stem or trunk, and which grow to a considerable height.
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