whirling

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n whirling the act of rotating in a circle or spiral
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The whirling cloud, a flat cloud hovering over the peak of an extinct volcano, Mount Jirinaj in Indonesia, affected by hot air rising from the crater, spins swiftly around and around.
    • Whirling a. & n. from Whirl v. t.
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Quotations

  • George Meredith
    George%20Meredith
    “A kiss is but a kiss now! and no wave of a great flood that whirls me to the sea. But, as you will! we'll sit contentedly, and eat our pot of honey on the grave.”
  • Edward Hoagland
    Edward%20Hoagland
    “True solitude is a din of birdsong, seething leaves, whirling colors, or a clamor of tracks in the snow.”
  • Corrie Ten Boom
    Corrie Ten Boom
    “Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a center of fear.”

Usage

In literature:

She whirled on the little puncher.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
Pachuca whirled his horse about.
"Across the Mesa" by Jarvis Hall
The thread flew from the wheel, and the wheel whirled faster and faster.
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
Hetty whipped the team, and with a whirling of dusty snow beneath the runners, they swept away.
"The Cattle-Baron's Daughter" by Harold Bindloss
It whirls and whirls!
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
He whirled in right capable and got things runnin' good.
"Shoe-Bar Stratton" by Joseph Bushnell Ames
Jim went home with his brain in a whirl.
"Colorado Jim" by George Goodchild
Gregory and Lang whirled about only a few feet from the dory.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
Mrs. Melrose's car had been waiting for some time, and she was whirled home through the dark and wintry streets without the loss of a second.
"The Beloved Woman" by Kathleen Norris
Soon I began to experience a whirling sensation in the head.
"The Land of Thor" by J. Ross Browne
Beneath such intolerable thoughts as these, Zillah's brain whirled.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
I jumped and whirled about.
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
He whirled, and confronted the silent row of men on the other side.
"The Heart of Thunder Mountain" by Edfrid A. Bingham
The scene whirled around him as he fought them, great paws reaching for him.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, August 1930" by Various
An instant later he had whirled and was thrusting wide the wireless room door.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
He went out into the snowy night where the wind was whirling the snow in picturesque whirls, buttoning his coat about him.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
The coils began to whirl around her head.
"Frances of the Ranges" by Amy Bell Marlowe
Bentley whirled to run, his hand clasping tighter the hand of Ellen Estabrook.
"Astounding Stories, June, 1931" by Various
With a swift gesture he settled his mask back in place and, whirling around, beheld the most evil-appearing human being he had ever seen.
"The Crimson Gardenia and Other Tales of Adventure" by Rex Beach
The snow whirled faster and faster, and Pierre's legs found it harder and harder to move themselves through the great drifts.
"The Flower Princess" by Abbie Farwell Brown
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In poetry:

Mild offspring of a dark and sullen sire!
Whose modest form, so delicately fine,
Was nursed in whirling storms
And cradled in the winds;
"To An Early Primrose" by Henry Kirke White
This earth's a mystery profound,
Its movements, make, and changes all -
A mystery which none can sound,
Who dwell upon the whirling ball.
"Things Mysterious" by Thomas Frederick Young
When rushing quick, that wind came by,
And he felt his armour shake ;
And it whirl'd in wreaths for five feet round
The middle of the lake.
"The Black Knight Of The Water" by Anne Bannerman
In February the blizzard whirls.
We own a pair of little girls.
Blessings upon of each the head ——
The one in school and the one in bed.
"One Third Of The Calendar" by Ogden Nash
O was it day, or was it night,
As there they told their love again?
The high-tide of the sun’s delight,
Or whirl of wind and drift of rain?
"Love's Reward" by William Morris
Caught in the current of the throng
Is drawn beneath the closing crowd,
And, drowning in the human flood,
Is whirled in its dark depths along;
"In War-Time: An Aspiration Of The Spirit" by Sydney Thompson Dobell

In news:

We're whirling through a Hungarian csardas.
Van Wert to give wind power a whirl.
Local heavy rockers Carousel give debut vinyl a whirl .
Whirl or blend all ingredients in an electric blender until smooth.
Jackson's Hurricane Isaac Tweets Send Readers Into a Whirl .
Local groups offer instruction, opportunity to take a whirl .
The wind tax credit does a whirl of good.
MINNEAPOLIS — Northeast Minneapolis is abuzz with Art-A- Whirl this weekend.
2012 Art-A- Whirl Set to Begin.
Brookfield Zoo's "It's A Wonderful Whirl ".
Anthony Sanders keeps it salty (and profitable) at the St Louis Metro Evening Whirl .
It's a mad, mad whirl .
A child's toy having a whirling motion.
One that continuously whirls or changes.
Local groups offer instruction, opportunity to take a whirl.
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In science:

Using WHIRL { an information integration system { we are able to implement di(cid:11)erent recommendation algorithms derived from information retrieval principles.
Technical Paper Recommendation: A Study in Combining Multiple Information Sources
We will describe these methods further in the section on WHIRL.
Technical Paper Recommendation: A Study in Combining Multiple Information Sources
For all of our queries, we use WHIRL, a system speci(cid:12)cally designed for informationintegration tasks (Cohen,  b; Cohen & Hirsh,  ).
Technical Paper Recommendation: A Study in Combining Multiple Information Sources
In particular, WHIRL makes it possible to integrate information that can be decomposed and represented in a clean, modular way.
Technical Paper Recommendation: A Study in Combining Multiple Information Sources
For this type of query, we always have a single WHIRL conjunct but each of the textual (cid:12)elds appearing in the conjunct can \grow" with the addition of new terms.
Technical Paper Recommendation: A Study in Combining Multiple Information Sources
The Conjunction Method As we previously stated, an important motivation for using WHIRL is its ability to execute conjunctive queries, which we can also use to combine information sources in the recommendation process.
Technical Paper Recommendation: A Study in Combining Multiple Information Sources
Related Work on Query Reformulation Since our work on expanding queries using WHIRL can be viewed as a type of query reformulation, we review some related work in the information retrieval community on this topic.
Technical Paper Recommendation: A Study in Combining Multiple Information Sources
Joins that generalize: Text classi(cid:12)cation using whirl.
Technical Paper Recommendation: A Study in Combining Multiple Information Sources
Again, owing to the Lense-Thirring fields of such a slowly whirling BEC (clockwise or counterclockwise), a Penrose-type instability can in principle be detected at an appropriate mass scale.
Why the Quantum Must Yield to Gravity
WHIRL combines techniques from information retrieval and AI to address this problem through an appropriate similarity measure.
Information Integration and Computational Logic
For non-spinning black holes of comparable mass, at the threshold of immediate merger, prompt merger was delayed and replaced by a whirling phase in which the number of orbits n depends on the impact parameter b as exp n ∼ |b − b∗ |γ .
Summary of GR18 Numerical Relativity parallel sessions (B1/B2 and B2), Sydney, 8-13 July 2007
Simulations of the whirling instability by the immersed boundary method.
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
Basu et al use the relational WHIRL system to integrate similarity scores from disparate data sources to identify most relevant (paper,reviewer) combinations.
Recommender Systems for the Conference Paper Assignment Problem
Zoom-whirl orbits are characterised by quasi-circular motion (whirl), alternating with highly eccentric motion (zoom).
The Current Status of Binary Black Hole Simulations in Numerical Relativity
In Sperhake et al. [114], zoom-whirl behaviour is confirmed for the high velocity collisions studied, and in Healy et al. [115], the authors study zoomwhirl orbits for a variety of mass ratios and spins and show that they can occur without the need to fine-tune the initial data parameters.
The Current Status of Binary Black Hole Simulations in Numerical Relativity
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