whorled

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj whorled forming one or more whorls (especially a whorl of leaves around a stem)
    • adj whorled in the shape of a coil
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Whorled Furnished with whorls; arranged in the form of a whorl or whorls; verticillate; as, whorled leaves.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • whorled Furnished with whorls; verticillate. In bot., zoöl., and anatomy:
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • p.adj Whorled having whorls: arranged in the form of a whorl or whorls
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
By-form of whirl.

Usage

In literature:

Then she went out on the house top and shook out the whorl for all the people to see.
"The Unwritten Literature of the Hopi" by Hattie Greene Lockett
This variety of whorl, so far as I can ascertain, has not been observed among the Tarahumares of the present day.
"Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Carl Lumholtz
Wolpi spindle whorl 392 Fig.
"Illustrated Catalogue Of The Collections Obtained From The Indians Of New Mexico And Arizona In 1879" by James Stevenson
The flowers are arranged in dense heads, whorl fashion, having very short stalks; they are nearly 2in.
"Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers" by John Wood
By the word "whorl" is meant all types of whorls, including plain whorls, central pocket loops, double loops and accidentals.
"The Science of Fingerprints" by Federal Bureau of Investigation
They discovered Black Bruin about thirty feet from the ground in a thick whorl of limbs.
"Black Bruin" by Clarence Hawkes
The number of spindle-whorls and personal ornaments imply that they were accompanied by their families.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
They are almost sweeter when dried, each little whorl by itself, with the stalk cut closely away above and below.
"Wood and Garden" by Gertrude Jekyll
The sides of the depression in which he lay were jet-black, with here and there a thin whorl of smoke eddying upwards.
"By Veldt and Kopje" by William Charles Scully
The case was made of cypress wood, inlaid with whorls of thin silver and enamels of various colours.
"House of Torment" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
It is into Arches, Loops, and Whorls.
"Finger Prints" by Francis Galton
It has large oval strongly-ribbed leaves and dense whorls of conspicuous yellow flowers.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 5" by Various
Her crimson dress was in a tight whorl about her feet.
"An Ambitious Woman" by Edgar Fawcett
I Whorl, 7/8 in., 1-1/8 in., 1-3/8 in., 1-5/8 in.
"Illustrated Catalogue of Cotton Machinery" by Howard & Bullough American Machine Company, Ltd.
In the Asterophylliteae, the star-shaped whorls of leaves were more strongly developed than in the two other orders.
"The History of Creation, Vol. II (of 2)" by Ernst Haeckel
They were mostly on spindle whorls, and will be described in due course.
"The Swastika" by Thomas Wilson
Marked expansion of the last whorl as it nears the mouth.
"Our British Snails" by John William Horsley
She was like some moth in a whorl of butterflies.
"A Ladder of Swords" by Gilbert Parker
And spindles and whorles for them wha need.
"The Mosstrooper" by Robert Scott Fittis
Do the whorls of all the shells turn the same way?
"Elementary Zoology, Second Edition" by Vernon L. Kellogg
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In poetry:

If they found me icy there
'Mid the lilies and pale whorls
Of the cresses in my curls
Wet of raven hair--
"Perle Des Jardins" by Madison Julius Cawein
But whorl by whorl the green fronds climb;
The ewes are patient till their time;
The warm buds swell beneath the rime--
For life does not forget.
"In Dark Weather" by Mary Webb
Example, the catalpa in the book
Sprays out its leaves in whorls of three
Around the stem; the one in front of you
But rarely does, or somewhat, or almost;
"Learning the Trees" by Howard Nemerov
"You will find on it whorls and clots of
Dull grey eggs that, properly fed,
Turn, by way of the worm, to lots of
Glorious butterflies raised from the dead." . . .
"Butterflies" by Rudyard Kipling
"How gentle is the gracious Snow,
When first you watch her dance;
Her feathery flutter, winding whorls;
Her finish perfect as the pearl's;
She looks you in the face as though
'Twere unveiled Innocence.
"A Winter's Tale For The Little Ones." by Gerald Massey
How many shells, whorl within whorl,
Litter the marges of the sphere
With wrack of unregarded pearl,
To shape that little thing your ear:
Creation, just to make one girl,
Hath travailed with exceeding fear.
"Flos Aevorum" by Richard Le Gallienne

In news:

The world is a scrim, left blank for the tints and whorls of the ego.
I caught up with him a few weeks ago at a booth at the Long Beach Pride Festival in Southern California, where he was researching another hypothesis—that the hair-whorl patterns on gay heads are more likely to go counterclockwise.
Jerusalem sage blooms in the spring with beautiful bright yellow whorls of flowers along long stems.
Whorled loosestrife (Lysimachia quadrifolia) has an intriguing structure.
It presents layers of leaves whorled evenly around the stem with a flower stalk reaching out from the axil to present a single flower above the tip of the leaf.
Fingerprint, showing a whorl pattern.
The new research on everything from voice pitch to hair whorl .
Hair Whorl (Men) Gay men are more likely than straight men to have a counterclockwise whorl .
A black whorl navigated by a rowboat.
The small whorled pogonia is found in 15 states but often there are only one or two populations in each state.
The word "sunflower" brings to mind a mane of vibrant yellow petals encircling a dark whorl of seeds.
Jerusalem sage blooms in the spring with beautiful bright yellow whorls of flowers along long stems.
A tree, its branches whorled.
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In science:

The existence of chaotic solutions imples that the initial volume will fragment, forming whorls and tendrils that interpenetrate all the available phase space without changing its volume, forming an interwoven fractal structure.
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
In order to examine the performance of the proposed approach on a two class problem consisting of patterns from morphologically distinct classes, a reduced dataset called Fingerprint (AW) was created consisting of patterns belonging to only classes arch and whorl.
Probabilistic prototype models for attributed graphs
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