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yoyo • A toy consisting of a pair of

joined discs with a deep groove between them in which string is attached and wound, which can be spun alternately downward and upward by its weight and momentum as the string unwinds and rewinds.

MY FIRST CHILD PICTURE DICTIONARY...

T h i s i s a p i c t u r e d i c t i o n a r y w h e r e t h e d e f i n i t i o n o f a wo r d i s d i s p l aye d i n t h e fo r m o f a Spirograph drawing.

*A Spirograph is a geometric drawing toy that produces mathematical roulette curves of the variety technically known as hypotrochoids and epitrochoids. It was developed by British engineer Denys Fisher and first sold in 1965. 3


button • A small disk or knob sewn onto ball • A solid or hollow sphere or ovoid, esp. one that is kicked, thrown, or hit in a game: a soccer ball.

cake • An item of soft, sweet food

made from a mixture of flour, shortening, eggs, sugar, and other ingredients, baked and often decorated.

a garment, either to fasten it by being pushed through a slit made for the purpose, or for decoration: a blouse with five buttons in front

crown • A circular ornamental headdress worn by a monarch as a symbol of authority, usually made of or decorated with precious metals and jewels.

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candy • A sweet food made with sugar or syrup combined with fruit, chocolate, or nuts: [ as modifier ] : a candy bar | pink and yellow candies.

dragonfly • A fast-flying long-bodied pred-

atory insect with two pairs of large transparent wings that are spread out sideways at rest. The voracious aquatic larvae take up to five years to reach adulthood. Compare with damselfly..

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doughnut • A small fried cake of sweetened dough, typically in the shape of a ball or ring.

egg • An oval or round object laid by a female bird, reptile, fish, or invertebrate, usually containing a developing embryo. The eggs of birds are enclosed in a chalky shell, while those of reptiles are in a leathery membrane.


C-E

eye • Each of a pair of globular or-

gans in the head through which people and vertebrate animals see, the visible part typically appearing almond-shaped in animals with eyelids: my cat is blind in one eye.

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F-G

flower • An oval or round object laid by a female bird, reptile, fish, or invertebrate, usually containing a developing embryo. The eggs of birds are enclosed in a chalky shell, while those of reptiles are in a leathery membrane.

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hat • A shaped covering for the head worn for warmth, as a fashion item, or as part of a uniform.

ink • An instrument for writing or

drawing with ink, typically consisting of a metal nib or ball, or a nylon tip, fitted into a metal or plastic holder.

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heart • A hollow muscular organ that pumps the blood through the circulatory system by rhythmic contraction and dilation. In vertebrates there may be up to four chambers (as in humans), with two atria and two ventricles.

ice cream • A soft frozen food made with sweetened and flavored milk fat. A serving of this, typically in a bowl or a wafer cone or on a stick.


ring • A small circular band, typically

of precious metal and often set with one or more gemstones, worn on a finger as an ornament or a token of marriage, engagement, or authority.

tree • A woody perennial plant, typically having a single stem or trunk growing to a considerable height and bearing lateral branches at some distance from the ground.

star • A fixed luminous point in the

night sky that is a large, remote incandescent body like the sun.

umbrella • A device consisting of a circular canopy of cloth on a folding metal frame supported by a central rod, used as protection against rain or sometimes sun

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My first child picture dictionary