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
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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?
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