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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SWIRLING

A swarm of airships came into view, swirling in savage fight.

It rose in swirling clouds as though to shut off all retreat.

Then again the vision was swallowed up by the swirling mists of time.

By the time she had reached him, it was only a part of the swirling wall again.

The eddying, swirling, hissing water was dragging at her feet.

Overhead the swirling clouds were passing on; in the distance the thunder was fainter.

The Sioux started on, soon to be engulfed in the swirling veil of the storm.

And my brain seemed all whirling and swirling as I walked down the Lane.

It was not till it was swirling round their feet that they became aware of the danger.

But suddenly there were racing, rushing trails of swirling vapor.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "whirlpool, eddy," originally Scottish, perhaps related to dialectal Norwegian svirla or Dutch zwirrelen "to whirl." The meaning "whirling movement" is from 1818.

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