Tourbillon

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tourbillon tōōr-bil′yun anything with a spiral movement: a whirlwind: a kind of firework which gyrates in the air.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr., a whirlwind—L. turbo.

Usage

In literature:

A new face arose, the pretty Leontine von Morien, the tourbillon of the princely court at Rheinsberg, who pined away in sighs.
"Old Fritz and the New Era" by Louise Muhlbach
Le Tourbillon desires to become a member of the 'Order of Virtue.
"Frederick the Great and His Court" by L. Mühlbach
Father was capital as the French usher Tourbillon; and the whole thing went splendidly.
"The Story of My Life" by Ellen Terry
Cases for fire-pumps are made like those for tourbillons; only they are pasted instead of being rolled dry.
"Endless Amusement" by Unknown
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In news:

Grieb & Benzinger thus presents a world first: a visible Patek Philippe tourbillon refurbished according to the boutique brand's own decorative style and encased in a custom platinum case.
The Eroding Exclusivity Of The Tourbillon Watch.
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In science:

Existence de nappes de tourbillon en dimension deux. J.
A naive parametrization for the vortex-sheet problem
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