whirlpool

[ hwurl-pool, wurl- ]SEE DEFINITION OF whirlpool

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It was quite dark, and round her swept as it were a whirlpool of snow.

Glenfaba may be dull, but you do well to keep out of the whirlpool of London for the present.

They broke, and, as they did so, the boat shot forward into the whirlpool of froth.

But I was of no more than her own age, and I had not yet been drawn into that whirlpool.

He grew very weary of the giddy rout, standing in it like a rock in a whirlpool.

That he, too, should be drawn into the whirlpool and sucked down and destroyed!

Funny, isn't it, how all Europe is falling into the whirlpool of war?

You cannot fit these slow, quiet natures into the city's whirlpool.

The ice-bed was like a whirlpool with the leap and flash and play of the froth upon it.

The whirlpool was a cone rather than a funnel, and I had come to the apex.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, from whirl (v.) + pool (n.1). Old English had hwyrfepol and wirfelmere.

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