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He represents the agitation of the lodge to be due to currents of air, having the irregular and gyratory power of a whirlwind.
THE INDIAN IN HIS WIGWAMHENRY R. SCHOOLCRAFT
Pot′-holes, holes in the beds of rapid streams, made by an eddying current of water, which gives the stones a gyratory motion.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 3 OF 4: N-R)VARIOUS
There is no precise estimate of the velocity of the gyratory motion.
NARRATIVE OF THE CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF THE GLOBE BY THE AUSTRIAN FRIGATE NOVARA, VOLUME IKARL RITTER VON SCHERZER
This impressed motion will be converted into circulatory or gyratory motion.
AETHER AND GRAVITATIONWILLIAM GEORGE HOOPER
They were forced to be passive; there was no means of preventing this gyratory motion.
IN SEARCH OF THE CASTAWAYSJULES VERNE
Storms are now admitted by all seamen to be gyratory, as we have seen.
MEMOIRS OF SERVICE AFLOAT, DURING THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATESRAPHAEL SEMMES
Let us then go on to the cases in which we have proof of such gyratory motions in the stars; for such are not wanting.
THE PLURALITY OF WORLDSWILLIAM WHEWELL
The motion is described as “gyratory,” and the anterior end is always carried foremost.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 8, SLICE 10VARIOUS
A vast basin has been thus formed, in which the sweep of the river prolongs itself in gyratory currents.
FRAGMENTS OF SCIENCE, V. 1-2JOHN TYNDALL
Two motions are usually visible, one ascending one near the earth and in the middle, and a gyratory one around the other.
THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE WEATHERTHOMAS BELDEN BUTLER

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