A coin is spinning on a table, and then it - what?

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donovanwmike

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English - United States
I'm trying to describe what a coin spinning on a table does when the spin degrades into that low, waffling, rapid shallow spin that occurs just before the coin stops and lays flat. I can't imagine what verb could possibly illustrate this final part of the spin. In frustration, I've tried to convey it with the sound of those final shallow rotations:

He walked over to his pint-sized dining table, whispered his call, and flipped the quarter two feet into the air. It came down fast, hit the tabletop, bounced up two inches, landed spinning on its edge, clattered and lay flat.

I'm unsatisfied with this but not sure I can do any better.
Thanks for any help!
 
  • donovanwmike

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    English - United States
    With respect PaulQ, I wasn't asking for a list of synonyms, I was asking for a suggestion for a word I couldn't even think of. To use a thesaurus, one must first have a word.
    Thanks, all, for your suggestions!
     
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