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Suddenly, at the open window, with a light whirr and rustle, a great bird flew into my room.
"Top floor, back," replied the voice, and the whirr was resumed.
LITTLEBOURNE LOCKF. BAYFORD HARRISON
The pundit still had his eye on our friend when the shriek and the whirr of the express from the north was heard.
THE PRIME MINISTERANTHONY TROLLOPE
Overhead amidst the din could be heard the whirr of the engines of the German and Allied fighting machines.
Even as he listened, the whirr of a wild goose winging its flight over the city came to his ear.
THE LONG NIGHTSTANLEY WEYMAN
I heard the whirr of a spear as it narrowly missed my head and pierced the ground before me.
A rattle and a whirr followed, as the great rattlesnake made a vicious strike in the dark.
THE BOY LAND BOOMERRALPH BONEHILL
The rusty bell at the little front door went off with a sound like the whirr of a frightened prairie chicken.
THE KENTUCKY WARBLERJAMES LANE ALLEN
The warning whirr of a clock about to strike made her spring down from the stool with an exclamation of surprise.
MARY WARE'S PROMISED LANDANNIE FELLOWS JOHNSTON
Even as he looked one of the archers drew his sword with a sharp whirr of steel and stept up to the lost man.
THE WHITE COMPANYARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

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