spin around

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v spin around revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"
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Usage

In literature:

Around the bend in the sunlight came a great spinning disk, wrapped in a fiery glow.
"The Mississippi Saucer" by Frank Belknap Long
He grabbed the wheel and began to spin it around.
"The U-boat hunters" by James B. Connolly
He started to spin around as the heavy object went by him, but another warning yelped in his mind.
"But, I Don't Think" by Gordon Randall Garrett
After that it can spin around till it gets dizzy for all we care.
"Roy Blakeley's Bee-line Hike" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Joe fired deliberately at the widely grinning man and saw him spin around.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
Just for a moment the whole world seemed to be spinning around her.
"The Slave of Silence" by Fred M. White
It turns around just as a top spins.
"The Nursery, November 1877, Vol. XXII. No. 5" by Various
The vast room seemed to be spinning like a canoe in a whirlpool, and the voices around him faded away.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
Here it spins around itself a little white case, and looks like a rice grain.
"The Meaning of Evolution" by Samuel Christian Schmucker
The field seemed to spin around in a circle ... then the peculiar numbness returned.
"Interference and Other Football Stories" by Harold M. Sherman
He did not have to seek far, for a negro's shouted warning reached Tom in time to spin him around to await his adversary.
"Bring Me His Ears" by Clarence E. Mulford
If you're not out by that time, we'll spin our jet around and burn you out.
"Feline Red" by Robert Sampson
The wave of heat slapped Dixon across the face, spinning him around.
"The Variable Man" by Philip K. Dick
The dial needles spin around like crazy.
"The Beasts in the Void" by Paul W. Fairman
The needle was spinning around the balanced card dial.
"Dave Dawson at Dunkirk" by Robert Sydney Bowen
I had not gone many rods when my head began to spin around and I began to feel very strange.
"Personal Recollections of the Civil War" by James Madison Stone
That meant he was going downward head first, and at the same time spinning around like a top.
"Air Service Boys Over The Rhine" by Charles Amory Beach
I have been spinning around and around the wheel like a squirrel.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 9" by Various
Walter's duty at his gun came to an end at midnight, and none too soon for the lad, whose head had suddenly begun to spin around like a top.
"Fighting in Cuban Waters" by Edward Stratemeyer
Gliding noiselessly toward his vanquisher, he aimed a bullet which made Rene spin around and fall lifeless to the ground.
"The Mystery of the Lost Dauphin" by Emilia Pardo Bazán
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In poetry:

If by the side of Lucy's wheel
I sit to see her spin,
My head around begins to reel,
My heart to beat within.
"First Love" by Washington Allston
Farewell, Farewell, a long farewell,
Around the room I spin,
And then a fellow with a knife
Smites me below the chin.
"The Epic Of The Hog" by Edwin Carty Ranck
And I went to bed
with a fever of forty degrees.
And a giant laundress with giant breasts was spinning around in the greenness of
space.
"The Onset Of Love" by Carlos Drummond de Andrade
On the porch, green-shuttered, cool,
Asleep is Bertram that bronze boy,
Who, having wound her around a spool,
Sends her spinning like a toy
Out to the garden, all alone,
To sit and weep on a bench of stone.
"In Bertram's Garden" by Donald Justice
Oh some that’s good and godly ones they hold that it’s a sin
To troll the jolly bowl around, and let the dollars spin;
But I’m for toleration and for drinking at an inn,
Says the old bold mate of Henry Morgan.
"Captain Stratton’s Fancy" by John Masefield
He'll fill his pipe, and good and well, and all aglow within
We'll hear the news he has to tell, the yarns he has to spin;
Yarns—yes, and super-yarns, forsooth, to set the eyes agog,
And freeze the blood of trusting youth around the boree log.
"Around the Boree Log" by John O Brien

In news:

Brief spin around the Olympic Green.
Most Laundromats are places to sit quietly and watch your clothing spin around.
If you're looking around for good used games to try, check out 'Top Spin 4'.
' Amazing Race' spin-off around downtown Chattanooga will help fill Christmas stockings.
Spinning around a race track is where Howard Lake resident Mark Weber plans to be every week this summer, as usual.
Patent dispute spins around Cedar Fair's new ride.
World of speculation spins around the Galaxy .
Plenty of spin to go around .
Curiosity rover takes first short spin around Mars.
World of speculation spins around the Galaxy.
Susan Wellwood spins around Hagen Wellwood, 5, as The Peartree Music Company performs at the Ralph Hayes Toyota Block Party on Thursday.
My head is spinning this am as I try to get it around all the major crimes and updates to our ongoing reports that have occurred over the last few days.
Here the just crowned Leah Hall, in the center, mounts her horse and takes her first spin as queen around the arena and below the "Sheridan WYO Rodeo" sign.
The latest in our periodic spin around the NFC West radio dials: 49ers.
I originally thought it was one of those rides that pin you against the wall as it spins around but now I'm not sure.
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In science:

The largest descrepency (less than 15%) occurs around T = JF , at which independent spins start to correlate.
Modified spin-wave study of random antiferromagnetic-ferromagnetic spin chains
This explicitly shows that the inverted spin is localized around the impurity bond.
Magnetization Plateaux in Random Frustrated S=1/2 Heisenberg Chains
This describes the random matrix if we complete by Hermiticity and symmetry around antidiagonal (spin flip), except for the diagonal blocks (α, t; α, t′ ) which correspond to the 0-momentum region for V .
Random Matrices and the Anderson Model
In this paper we extend the construction of to the case when the flat connection wavefunction is peaked around the flat metric values of the triads, so that we obtain a state in the spin network basis which could be considered as a flat space vacuum.
Flat Spacetime Vacuum in Loop Quantum Gravity
One sees clearly that, in this cluster, it is the intermediate mass stars (around 0.5-1 solar mass) that spin the slowest.
The Variability and Rotation of Pre-main Sequence Stars in IC 348: Does Intracluster Environment Influence Stellar Rotation?
Similarly, functions constructing spin chain operators work also up to around 10 qubits.
QUBIT4MATLAB V3.0: A program package for quantum information science and quantum optics for MATLAB
We analyze a model in which S is a spin and the Em are thermal fermion baths and obtain the asymptotic state by rigorous perturbation theory, for random interaction times varying slightly around a fixed mean, and for small values of a coupling constant.
Random repeated interaction quantum systems
Under the forward bias, the spin conductance fluctuates around a single platea u in the whole considered energy region [see Fig. 1(b)].
Spin current diode based on an electron waveguide with spin-orbit interaction
The key instrument of GG is a differential accelerometer made of weakly-coupled coaxial, concentric test cylinders rapidly spinning around the symmetry axis and sensitive in the plane perpendicular to it.
Experimental Tests of General Relativity
For an even–even nucleus with mass number A around 160 or so, Fig. 8 shows schematically the excitation energy of the lowest state with spin J versus J (the “yrast” line).
Random Matrices and Chaos in Nuclear Physics
FIG. 8 The yrast line, i.e., the excitation energy E (J ) of the lowest state with spin J versus J for an even–even nucleus with mass number around 160 (schematic).
Random Matrices and Chaos in Nuclear Physics
Green (pink) rhombi denote in-plane pro jections of MnO6 octahedra around the up-spin (down-spin) Mn ion.
First Principles Studies of Multiferroic Materials
As expected the spin density is positive and is mainly around carbon sites.
Ferromagnetism in Carbon doped Zinc Oxide Systems
We are more concerned with a secondary effect: when some electromagnetic energy is present around a spinning particle (whatever its structure is), a sequence of layers may develop.
The Fractal Structure of Matter and the Casimir Effect
For comparison, the panel (b) shows the spin-compensated band structure of a single unreconstructed carbon vacancy, the so called D3h vacancy.6 For the D3h vacancy, three defect states appear in a range of ∼0.7 eV around the Fermi energy (EF ).
Magnetism of Substitutional Co Impurities in Graphene: Realization of Single $\pi$-Vacancies
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