How To Use Whirling In A Sentence

  • Lycoth cleared a path by whirling his two battleaxes.
  • A whirling flash of sapphire suddenly rotated --- in a delirious foxtrot --- with Doc's own dizzy nimbus of gilded amber. BEHINDLINGS
  • They've been whirling around the rink all week in preparation, but whose moves will light up the ice panel? The Sun
  • Then, last Saturday, Liverpool adjusted to cope with the pre-match loss of two key players, came back from conceding an early goal, and proceeded to thoroughly humiliate Manchester United at Old Trafford: "Ferguson, standing on the touchline in a coat reminiscent of Michael Foot, had the legs cut from under him and took to twitching from a seat in the dugout," whilst Wayne Rooney was reduced to an arm-whirling figure of anger and despair. Archive 2009-03-01
  • With the asymmetric, twisting, flailing impetus of Petronio's signature style dialled right up, they often appear to be battling the elements: they're hurled across the stage in whirling, lop-sided turns or jagged leaps. Stephen Petronio Company – review
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  • Feffer in the furious whirling of his spirit took hint for a fixed point.
  • You set an angle on the dial, put a piece of wood on the surface and then big whirling blades of death chomp down and cut a perfect mitre joint for you.
  • It begins with snowdrops and ends with blackbirds celebrating choral evensong, and the rookeries, in whirling dervish mood. Times, Sunday Times
  • The "mummery" consisted in slow, gliding motions, in whirlings about intended to be graceful, in slow liftings of the hands upward, and in the beating of the drums. Boy Scouts on Motorcycles With the Flying Squadron
  • A blond woman, wearing the Imperial crown and with her hair braided in pigtails like a German _backfisch_, is whirling in the tango with a skeleton partner. Raemaekers' Cartoons With Accompanying Notes by Well-known English Writers
  • I'm pulled, whirling through the water free and weightless, and the movements take on a dreamy quality, as if I'm in slow motion.
  • It's just whirling round and round from Antarctica. Times, Sunday Times
  • I often wake in the night with worries whirling around my head and cannot go back to sleep. Times, Sunday Times
  • She shot an ice-charged projectile down at the scimitars, but the whirling cutters diced it to ribbons in the blink of an eye.
  • The wind grew fiercer, sending leaves and twigs whirling around in the air.
  • Her mind was whirling with the fact that he'd kissed her back.
  • They were both caught up in a whirling vortex of emotion.
  • From time to time, the flash of her camera lights up the dust in whirling clouds.
  • Within seconds, the few whirling ripples had smoothed back into an undisturbed mirror surface, reflecting the dark blue of the fading evening sky.
  • The whirling flavours release bitter-sweet lime, aromatic bitters and fiery ginger with every twist.
  • She left them, and made her way back to her bunk, her mind whirling.
  • A waterspout is a whirling body of water, which rises from the sea like a sharp-pointed pillar. The Coral Island
  • Suddenly, they all turn and start scrabbling down the path, the sound of a helicopter echoing overhead and sending a cloud of crows whirling into the sky.
  • They reminded me of bees and flies, and sometimes with a strong light on them they were like those small polished black and silvery-white beetles (Gyrinus) which we see in companies on the surface of pools and streams, perpetually gliding and whirling about in a sort of complicated dance. Afoot in England
  • It was quite a sight, after the War and four years of dreary austerity in England, to see girls whirling round the dance floor in pretty full-length evening dresses in gay colours.
  • Fashimir Ander came whirling up the spiral trackway, his gown fluttering, his sleeves like kites. A PLAGUE OF ANGELS
  • Extemporaneous comedies were no longer played in the great cities, and Odo listened with surprise to the swift thrust and parry, the inexhaustible flow of jest and repartee, the readiness with which the comedians caught up each other's leads, like dancers whirling without a false step through the mazes of some rapid contradance. The Valley of Decision
  • Rates of whirling disease infection are related to water temperature and to the abundance of the intermediate host, a thread-like worm, Tubifex tubifex. Trout and Salmon of North America
  • All bepatched and coiled asleep in his lonely lava den among the mountains, he looked, they say, as a heaped drift of withered leaves, torn from autumn trees, and so left in some hidden nook by the whirling halt for an instant of a fierce night-wind, which then ruthlessly sweeps on, somewhere else to repeat the capricious act. The Piazza Tales
  • Her mind was whirling too, and before she could think it was a loud, unexpected ‘splash’, and she was thrown into the depth of a blue lake.
  • His brow furrowed in contemplation, his mind whirling.
  • Something swooped at her, some winged and flabby thing whirling out of the aphotic pits of this non-being; she felt it cut her arm, felt blood hot on the cold flesh. The Silicon Mage
  • She kicked off her sandals and we started dancing; me whirling her round and round while her bare feet flew frivolously over the grass.
  • A whirling flash of sapphire suddenly rotated --- in a delirious foxtrot --- with Doc's own dizzy nimbus of gilded amber. BEHINDLINGS
  • The rest was indescribable: riding a meteorite through incandescence, shock, thunderblast, stormwind, night, mountains and caverns of cloud, rain like bullets, crazy tilting and whirling of horribly onrushing horizon, while the noise roared and battered and vibrations shook brains in skulls and devils danced on the instrument panel. The Rebel Worlds
  • In that split second Delaney saw the thing in its centre, flung like a whirling gingerbread man right over a container.
  • It had been huge, whirling, powerful, unrelenting, with a perpetual fury against anything and everything in the world.
  • If it had been incredible before it was more so now, this whirling tumult in her blood.
  • A whirling flash of sapphire suddenly rotated --- in a delirious foxtrot --- with Doc's own dizzy nimbus of gilded amber. BEHINDLINGS
  • Game Management's new lure testing tank proved that brown trout absolutely hammer yellow streamers in whirling eddies. Caption Contest: Win Some Buff Headwear
  • Rumi practiced sama by dancing spontaneously, whirling and spinning to express his overwhelming love for God and his intense desire to merge with God.
  • When he would quench his thirst, he disdains to apply the earth-born beaker to his lips, but lets the water fall into his solemn swallow from on high, -- a pleasant feat to see, and one which, like a whirling dervis, diverts you by its agility, while it impresses you by its devotion. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 02, No. 08, June 1858
  • And there were still three hours of whirling ink drawings to go. Times, Sunday Times
  • They've been whirling around the rink all week in preparation, but whose moves will light up the ice panel? The Sun
  • Staggering through the alien streets, he lost all consciousness of himself in a vortex, a whirling maelstrom, of hideous and terrifying hallucinatory images and imaginings.
  • Five dollars would make me chirk up; ten would start a slight smile; twenty would put a beam in mine eye; fifty would cause me to utter shrill cries of unadulterated joys and a hundred would inspire me to actions like unto those of a whirling dervish. The Valley of the Giants
  • As you make ready to enter, the direct-lift machine does not touch the ground; it poises motionless under its whirling rotor blades like a gigantic hummingbird.
  • Suppofe a common globe was turned round once in twenty-four hours — imagine an animal as much inferiour to it in fize as we are to the earth, placed as as I conceived the human fpeftatOf placed to view the earth — would the apprehenfion of this Being in - duce you to call a fingle revolution in twenty-four hours, whirling? Thirty letters on various subjects ..
  • Whirling back a decade ago, he was the shy, gangly teenager, who used to shed tears at training sessions because he was homesick.
  • He stepped out into the night and the whirling snow.
  • Sea foam and a large whirling wave submerge Renaissance-style domes, while muscled, skirted satyrs on horseback attempt to ride upstream.
  • But Devil couldn't watch two ropes at once, and Roosevelt 'snared' him from the corral fence while Merrifield was whirling his rope for the throw. Roosevelt in the Bad Lands
  • She saw a mass of bodies whirling round on the dance floor.
  • Elise stared at the missive, brain whirling with unspoken questions.
  • So far from all prosperity awaiting the people as the false prophets say (Jer 23: 17), wrath is in store for them. grievous -- literally, "eddying," whirling itself about, a tornado. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible
  • Johnnie found the tacks in the bottom drawer and, whirling on her heels, marched out of the kitchen.
  • The climax of the musical is a whirling dance routine pitting a rugged Dr. Mahathir against the bookish Mr. Anwar, who is now Malaysia's top opposition leader. Malaysia's Strong-Arm Leader, in Song
  • The sounds of leaves rustling in the wind were whirling around in a pit of fury.
  • I couldn't sleep: my mind was still whirling from all I had seen and heard.
  • Take a broad frying posnet, or deep frying pan, and three pints of clarified butter or sweet suet, heat it as hot as you do for fritters; then take a stick and stir it till it run round like to a whirle-pit; then break an egg into the middle of the whirle, and turn it round with your stick till it be as hard as a soft poached egg, and the whirling round of the butter or suet will make round as The accomplisht cook or, The art & mystery of cookery
  • It's just whirling round and round from Antarctica. Times, Sunday Times
  • I'd come out with the milk bottles, and she'd walk beside me with her skipping rope, whirling it around her head like a lasso.
  • The following games are exclusively practised by girls: (1) Hup dik, 'whirling in pairs' (2) Phishpu hapu dik, 'whirling in pairs' (3) Aghavuli, 'hoping synchronising with clapping' (4) wither Chitrali folk games?
  • He watched the wheel whirling past the number and experienced a burst of exaltation.
  • For convenience of reference these types of dance may be called _whirling, circling_, and the _figure eight dance_. The Dancing Mouse A Study in Animal Behavior
  • It's like a face without a nose or a whirling bicycle wheel without its hub. Times, Sunday Times
  • On our whirling globe with its transitory, jet-propelled people, isolation is no longer the demoralising fate it once was.
  • Certain points, crises, certain feelings, joys, griefs, and amazements, when reviewed, must strike us as things wildered and whirling, dim as a wheel fast spun. Villette
  • Like whirling tornados coming in astronomical sequence of order and in numbers, Barack Obama is definitely twisting across the nation pounding CHANGE without boundaries with a fury! Obama campaign e-mail cites GOP anxiety
  • Here were the somatic messages that fed the cauldron; cell reactions by the incredible billion, organic cries, the muted drone of muscletone, sensory sub-currents, blood-flow, the wavering superheterodyne of blood pH ... all whirling and churning in the balancing pattern that formed the girl's psyche. Wild Dreams of Reality, 5
  • But all exertion is disagreeable; one feels content to sit and compose chapters of novels in one's whirling brain, without attempting to commit the fleeting kaleidoscopic images to paper. Insulinde: Experiences of a Naturalist's Wife in the Eastern Archipelago
  • The overwhelming musical score and the too consistent whirling dervish camera only work to expose the film's desperate bid to keep its core vapidity under wraps.
  • The tail of a greyhound is his rudder and his brake, and the sight is most laughable when a whole pack of them are trying to stop, each tail whirling around like a Dutch windmill. Army Letters from an Officer's Wife, 1871-1888
  • You set an angle on the dial, put a piece of wood on the surface and then big whirling blades of death chomp down and cut a perfect mitre joint for you.
  • Predictably, he discovered on arrival at 6.15 on Wednesday night that, while his golf clubs were whirling round the carousel, his luggage had been lost en route.
  • All he knew was that his brain was whirling, his throat was burning, and everything was all wrong.
  • My mind was whirling with unanswered questions.
  • How many of you have read a blog that: crystallises lots of thoughts and questions and uneases that have been whirling round in your head, makes you think eureka!
  • Whirling round rapidly in eddying flocculi, they quickly tailed away to the north, evaporating and disappearing. The Home of the Blizzard Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914
  • Thick, white, whirling, dissolving the shadow which was all that remained of the druid, Nion, save his need for revenge and his love. MIDNIGHT IS A LONELY PLACE
  • Relatives of jellyfish began to parasitize fish, and stripped themselves down into little sporelike shapes, which today plague the trout of American rivers with whirling disease. Parasite Rex
  • Simon manages to imply whole whirling masses of emotional upheaval in but a few words and lines of melody.
  • Mind whirling with sudden recognition, I placed her in my memory as the girl I'd noticed at Demitrav's office.
  • When he writes of "the scream of the maddened beach," he uses the pathetic fallacy; but his science is quite correct, for the swift whirling of myriads of pebbles does produce a clear shrill note as the backdraught streams from the shore. Side Lights
  • She whisked away into the milk-house, taking the door after her as far as it would go with a _flaff_ that brought a bowl, which had been set on its edge to dry, whirling off the dresser on to the stone floor. Bog-Myrtle and Peat Tales Chiefly of Galloway Gathered from the Years 1889 to 1895
  • The air was darkened with a whirling, seething mass of powder-like snow which appeared to come up from the ground as well as down from the sky.
  • Take up a little hydrochloric acid in a pipette and put a few drops of it into a very dilute solution of nitrate of mercury, and you will obtain rings of mercurial chloride that will, in their descent, take on the same whirling motion that characterizes the aureolas of phosphureted hydrogen. Scientific American Supplement, No. 611, September 17, 1887
  • It is a vertical machine with the chuck on top and the whirling head, which is fixed, below: the chuck brings the part to the tool.
  • Brian P said he ended up filming most of our 45min set on his digicam, which is good because I need to send a clip of the whirling cable bit to Moog Music they asked for video footage of that technique a few months back. placeholder for Saturday
  • The arm ripples and stabs into the dark space, then, as the momentum builds up to the pulsing of Andy Cowton's music, both arms are flying and whirling - and a leg, too, though she never shifts from her rooted spot.
  • Later on as the willy-willy gallops across the country, whirling a column of dust, trees lash their branches to warn man of the oncoming storm.
  • This gap in her memory will continue to leave the event unwitnessed, keeping her fractured self alienated and whirling in a confused temporality, a fractured chronology.
  • The off ox, finding a yoke sans yokefellow dangling at its neck, is much amazed, not being "broke" to that, and takes to whirling round and round and galloping up and down the barnyard in a manner suggestive of nightmare. Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, September, 1878
  • Thick, white, whirling, dissolving the shadow which was all that remained of the druid, Nion, save his need for revenge and his love. MIDNIGHT IS A LONELY PLACE
  • Pickering, having followed him with the eye of fear, went rather shakily into the house, his brain whirling with professional cracksmen and gas pipes and assaulted butlers, to relate his adventure. Uneasy Money
  • Adam, in turn, mulled over his father's words before he voiced the many questions whirling through his head.
  • The result is a whirling kaleidoscope of cross-rhythms, with prominent use of hemiola technique, in which two bars of a fast triple time become three slower beats. Archive 2009-06-01
  • And romantic it certainly was — the fog, like the grey shadow of infinite mystery, brooding over the whirling speck of earth; and men, mere motes of light and sparkle, cursed with an insane relish for work, riding their steeds of wood and steel through the heart of the mystery, groping their way blindly through the Unseen, and clamouring and clanging in confident speech the while their hearts are heavy with incertitude and fear. Chapter 1
  • It was said by some that in ‘the time of the White Buffalo’ sunbows, or whirling rainbows, would begin to appear more frequently as a sign to the people.
  • It seemed as though her body was dissolving, and as the potency rose, that her mind was whirling, spinning free of her.
  • The first thing I noticed was the wind and cold exacerbated by the chopper's whirling blades blasting the freezing air down on us.
  • Nature is ever at work building and pulling down, creating and destroying, keeping everything whirling and flowing, allowing no rest but in rhythmical motion, chasing everything in endless song out of one beautiful form into another. The Yosemite National Park
  • They've been whirling around the rink all week in preparation, but whose moves will light up the ice panel? The Sun
  • Whirling dancers keep going after Nyman's lush music stops or, in another section, they begin patterns before the score starts up again.
  • I often wake in the night with worries whirling around my head and cannot go back to sleep. Times, Sunday Times
  • She saw a mass of bodies whirling round on the dance floor.
  • The Geordie Ambassador turned up on his Marshall plan tractor and lifted potatoes with a whirling device not wholly unlike the windmills on a stick popular with infants and tourists.
  • And if you ask me, the nicest time to sit in a cozy bistro is when the snow is whirling outside. Escaping the cold at L'Ourcine
  • The turbulence this mammoth decline will create will throw every aspect of our lives through whirling vortexes.
  • It keepeth and preserveth the head from whirling, the eyes from dazzling, the tongue from lisping, the mouth from maffling, the teeth from chattering, and the throat from rattling.
  • He wandered on down the road, tears streaming down his cheeks, the questions whirling in his brain.
  • My mind is whirling so quickly, I can't even think.
  • We're not only talking modern dance, we're looking at all of dance's forms like capoeira, raves and whirling dervishes.
  • Still controlling the agitated spool with her left hand, she detaches the end of yarn with the same hand from the spool, and by means of a patent knotter harnessed around her palm she joins together the two loosened ends, one from the little distaff and one from this large spool, so that the two objects are set whirling in unison and the spool receives all the yarn from the distaff. The Woman Who Toils Being the Experiences of Two Gentlewomen as Factory Girls
  • You know the story, we all know the story of Dorothy, the Kansas farm girl with the spangling red slippers, who is transported to Oz in a whirling, spiralling tornado, here depicted by the spinning of the farmhouse.
  • Tattle: Imagine Latifah & Snooki whirling on 'Dancing' floor "DANCING with the Stars," perhaps in a bid to live up to its title yuk, yuk, will deal with a whole new caliber of celebrity for the 13th season. PhillyDeals
  • She smiled, too, her olive skin whirling into a bright shade of pink, like cotton candy. The Dancing Lady
  • Then I caught a glimpse of the quartermaster whirling the spokes of our wheel, and over went our helm to lay us athwart the forefoot of the 'Serapis', where we might rake and rush her decks. Richard Carvel — Complete
  • Sometimes a Northerly gale leaps on us and has enormous fun chasing us about the windy streets as though we are of no more significance than a collection of dry leaves whirling along.
  • He felt as if he were whirling about in a vortex. The Friendship: Wordsworth and Coleridge
  • I stared out the window, my mind spinning and whirling.
  • Now the sarcode was, as it were, kneading its own substance, and again an inner whirling motion was visible, reminding one of the rush of water round the interior of a hollow sphere on its way to a jet or fountain. Scientific American Supplement, No. 470, January 3, 1885
  • I averted my eyes from the roadworks scar, and we emerged from the gravelled gloom of Palmer Street by the Community Centre where, in the park, we stumbled into an accidental circus of people drumming, and whirling fiery pois and staffs.
  • Mind whirling, he turned and headed back inside.
  • Even as she looked, Chilcoot was wrapped in rolling mist and whirling cloud, and a storm of sleet and wind roared down upon the toiling pigmies. CHAPTER 3
  • Thick, white, whirling, dissolving the shadow which was all that remained of the druid, Nion, save his need for revenge and his love. MIDNIGHT IS A LONELY PLACE
  • As if she needed telling now, with the flare of union, the astonished fire of synapses momentarily blinding her, a storm of thought and memory, the two streams of thought rushing together like two rivers in spate, eddies whirling and pouring into one another, a great rush of starfire and darkness, knowledge and uncertainty— Rihannsu: The Bloodwing Voyages
  • He became the patron saint of the Mevlevi Sufi order, whose ceremonies incorporated music and whirling dances in special dress (from which came their common description as “whirling dervishes”). c. The Mongol Empire and Its Successors
  • Firstly, a man brandishes a halberd (a six-foot pole with a wide, glinting blade at its tip) before whirling it around like a majorette might twirl a baton.
  • He had a lot to say on a number of interesting topics (ignore the fact I was asking the questions) and if this interview got your brain whirling, you should definitely check out his fiction. INTERVIEW: Jason Stoddard
  • Soon he is digging like a whirling dervish, the impressive show ending with another frantic leap.
  • Game Management's new lure testing tank helped researchers make spectacular new advances with brown trout streamer action in whirling eddies. Caption Contest: Win Some Buff Headwear
  • Whirling bodies slashed and hacked at each other; the slaughter was horrendous.
  • See, he's whirling his drail; there! now he has sent it far out into the water. Elsie at Nantucket
  • They've been whirling around the rink all week in preparation, but whose moves will light up the ice panel? The Sun
  • It's just whirling round and round from Antarctica. Times, Sunday Times
  • A long plumb line, emerging from the bottom of the hemisphere, seems to suddenly drop, its tip a smaller, whirling cluster, reminiscent of the pooling and rippling of water.
  • One must learn to weed out incendiary polemics and agitprop from the whirling online maelstrom to become an informed and thoughtful citizen.
  • Whirling around, he swung hard with the Golden Axe, deflecting a flurry of knives that had been thrown in his direction.
  • Manville stopped dead in his tracks, whirling to confront the guard.
  • He who holds back arisen anger as one checks a whirling chariot, him I call a charioteer; other folk only hold the reins.
  • But her words fell upon deaf ears, Tane was moving, spinning, whirling around with tears in his eyes.
  • They are stuck in that whirling vortex of unhappiness, loneliness and boredom; maybe their partner is working long hours. Times, Sunday Times
  • Thick, white, whirling, dissolving the shadow which was all that remained of the druid, Nion, save his need for revenge and his love. MIDNIGHT IS A LONELY PLACE
  • Head whirling, she went into a travel agency and enquired the air fare to Toronto.
  • ‘Thanks,’ she said before she disappeared out the door in the back, mind whirling in confusion.
  • But if Hamasyan likes embroidering gentle folk melodies and combining them with a little liltingly tranquil singing too, his power at a keyboard always throbs below the surface in rolling, ostinato patterns, chord-clamouring climaxes and whirling folk dances. This week's new live music
  • As Sclavis and Collignon explore the first of several ecstatic improvised conversations, whirling folk dances turn into warp-speed vocal scatting against electronic echoes.
  • At length he softly rose and crept noiselessly to the door; the fastening was the primitive latch with a string attached; it opened without a sound in his cautious handling, and he found himself in the pitchy darkness outside, the wild mountain wind whirling about him, and the rain descending in steady torrents. Down the Ravine
  • ` ` Ye maun ken I was at the shirra's the day; for, God help me, I gang about a 'gates like the troubled spirit; and wha suld come whirling there in a post-chaise, but Monkbarns in an unco carfuffle --- now, it's no a little thing that will make his honour take a chaise and post-horse twa days rinnin'. '' The Antiquary
  • I often wake in the night with worries whirling around my head and cannot go back to sleep. Times, Sunday Times
  • Whirling round, she made a dive towards the camcorder placed on the floor near a heap of flattened cardboard boxes. HIDING FROM THE LIGHT
  • It's just whirling round and round from Antarctica. Times, Sunday Times
  • The highlights to watch for include constellations of city lights, lightning flashes in the clouds, the stars whirling in the night sky above, the faint brown-yellow atmospheric airglow that rims the eastern horizon, and the glorious dawn at the end. will be verified, but never shown: You're in Easy Mode. msnbc.com: Top msnbc.com headlines
  • He is a whirling dynamo when it comes to jumping, spinning kicks.
  • Zojja cracked her knuckles and sent flames leaping into the air, while Sandy remolded one stretched-out leg. Behind them, Caithe scanned the rubble field, her daggers whirling. GuildWars Edge of Destiny
  • In smaller containers, I like to mix it up with a few things—lavender with annual lobelia and Agapanthus or Gaura 'Whirling Butterflies' with Origanum and Salvia patens. Garden Guru Piet Oudolf
  • One journalist described Madison as a ‘Montana ranch girl, expert in the art of whirling a lariat arid revolver marksmanship.’
  • High above me, a cautious raven flew by, heavily and sharply cutting the air with his wings; then he turned his head, looked at me sidewise, and, croaking abruptly, disappeared beyond the forest; a large flock of pigeons rushed past me from a barn, and, suddenly whirling about in a column, they came down and stationed themselves bustlingly upon the field -- a sign of spring autumn! The Rendezvous 1907
  • Where a plague! and Uncle Fly sprang from the wagon and began his usual active round-and-round chase after himself, slapping his pockets, now before and now behind, and whirling like a dancing dervis, while Aunt Lois stood regarding him with stony composure. Oldtown Folks
  • “Ye maun ken I was at the shirra’s the day; for, God help me, I gang about a’ gates like the troubled spirit; and wha suld come whirling there in a post-chaise, but Monkbarns in an unco carfuffle — now, it’s no a little thing that will make his honour take a chaise and post-horse twa days rinnin’.” The Antiquary
  • But how can you sack out when your brain is whirling over tomorrow's three tests, cheerleading tryouts and your latest crush?
  • In his hatchet-whirling review of "quarterlife", Slate's television critic Troy Patterson has also showcased the series 'sole brilliance: its nauseating realism. Jeremy Axelrod: "quarterlife": Gen-Y Bloggers Shake The Cradle
  • The ambulance arrives in a flurry of whirling lights and wailing sirens.
  • It is a dance, swirling and whirling until one person tires of it or moves on to a new partner.
  • Many have become household names, such as the brilliant crystallographer Dorothy Hodgkin, who famously won a Nobel prize in 1964, and whose whirling portrait by Maggi Hambling 1985 now hangs in the National Portrait Gallery. The Royal Society's lost women scientists
  • Clutching the tightly wrapped parcel in her hands, she poked her head out again, only to draw it back inside with a quickness that left her heart pounding and her mind whirling.
  • I arrive at the almost empty market place, my mind whirling in confusion.
  • You can virtually see the gears whirling in her head as she takes in what she's being told. Times, Sunday Times
  • You're lucky to get a repeat, but who needs one when the band whip out with one-time, eight-bar dalliances like the ecstatic, whirling bridge on upwardly mobile single ‘Graffiti’?
  • The river seemed to be whirling upwards into a waterspout, though there was no corresponding cloud-column thrusting down to meet it. THE GREENSTONE GRAIL: THE SANGREAL TRILOGY ONE
  • The cloud seemed to shimmer slightly, and then it coalesced into two whirling dust devils that raced away towards the enemy at phenomenal speed.
  • He began to tell me about whirling electrons and orthicon-tubes and other nonsense, but I cut him short with an abrupt wave.
  • We had turned our backs upon the volcano of Orizava; on our right the black summits of the Cordillera stood out against the red sky; the _urubu_ vultures were whirling round and round high up above us -- the only living creatures we had set eyes on since the evening before. Aventures d'un jeune naturaliste. English
  • Shimmering with dazzling soft lavender, violet or lilac luster to a deeper dark and mysterious purple with whirling patterns of black Augite, microcline feldspar lucid crystals tinged with orange Tinaksite describes the rare and recently discovered mineral gem Charoite. SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles - Part 649
  • And there were still three hours of whirling ink drawings to go. Times, Sunday Times
  • I call the whirling winds to cease, depart from her, from us, in peace," Liz said, putting as much force into her words as she could. License Invoked
  • The executive transporter bay was a chaos of foam and whirling shapes which might or might not have been armed troopers.
  • Jenny had unbolted it from the top and gave it a kick, sending smoke up past the glowing red exit sign, her hair braided and whirling. Traces in the Winter Sky
  • Predictably, he discovered on arrival at 6.15 on Wednesday night that, while his golf clubs were whirling round the carousel, his luggage had been lost en route.
  • He felt as if he were whirling about in a vortex. The Friendship: Wordsworth and Coleridge
  • Whirling, she groped her way through the hotel's revolving side door.
  • Suddenly hurling the gun out into the whirling whiteness he collapsed onto his knees. SANDS OF TIME
  • She saw a mass of bodies whirling round on the dance floor.
  • Momentum from the whirling caused her body to continue sliding on a smooth, level surface.
  • At first, whirling scales and broken arpeggios scamper across the keyboard, hopefully tethered by tonic pedal notes in the bass.
  • But Taglioni's discontent impelled her to spend every spare moment whirling on her big toe, practicing her entrechat, or laboring over the art of smiling, naturally, with aching toes, aching back, aching thighs, and solar plexus almost exhausted from the unnatural strain. Editorials from the Hearst Newspapers
  • Thick, white, whirling, dissolving the shadow which was all that remained of the druid, Nion, save his need for revenge and his love. MIDNIGHT IS A LONELY PLACE
  • Fire-eaters and acrobats vied with the “Whirling Dervish” dances of Sufi ecstatics and the horseback shooting competitions of the thousands of curious Bedouin who had camped outside the city. Three Empires on the Nile
  • What they are good at is picking logic up by its tail and whirling it around in circles, ignoring its protesting screams and caterwauls.
  • The figure landed like a cat, whirling, the knife hinging at Delaney's exposed belly.
  • Description: SG-1 is called to Abydos to investigate a strange phenomenon: a whirling sandstorm that seems to whisper Dr. Daniel Jackson's name. September 2009
  • He felt as if he were whirling about in a vortex. The Friendship: Wordsworth and Coleridge
  • Even as late as the 17th century, Descartes imagined all space to be filled with little whirling vortices which he called the plenum.
  • Doug's head was soon whirling with numbers and terms such as 'beam collimator' and 'tesla limits'. Moonwar
  • The music rose in a whirling crescendo as the tempo got faster.
  • The first thing I noticed was the wind and cold exacerbated by the chopper's whirling blades blasting the freezing air down on us.
  • For the next fortnight Aquarian Venus busily stretches your social horizons, whirling and swirling you through various, multifarious, interesting new possibilities.
  • To this part of the yards came all the "tankage" and the waste products of all sorts; here they dried out the bones, -- and in suffocating cellars where the daylight never came you might see men and women and children bending over whirling machines and sawing bits of bone into all sorts of shapes, breathing their lungs full of the fine dust, and doomed to die, every one of them, within a certain definite time. The Jungle
  • Ye maun ken I was at the shirra's the day; for, God help me, I gang about a 'gates like the troubled spirit; and wha suld come whirling there in a post-chaise, but Monkbarns in an unco carfuffle -- now, it's no a little thing that will make his honour take a chaise and post-horse twa days rinnin'. The Antiquary — Volume 01

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