American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or moving in a vortex; whirling.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Causing a vortex, as an infusorian.
- n. Any ciliate infusorian which makes a vortex.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to a vortex or vortexes; resembling a vortex in form or motion; whirling.
- From (the stem of) Latin vortex + -al. (Wiktionary)
“Paik's soundless stillness is stoic even brilliant rhetoric from regret to a callback of neglect lack of glee tight in its lack of weight white etched in black stuck in eternal glitch caught in the net a tent clinging in vortical twirls blinding glitter blurring lines a nit without whirr in nature a twig in ether a white static wing”
“More sought, by this hypothesis, to account for phenomena that apparently defy the laws of mechanical physics (for example the inter-vortical trajectory of comets, the sympathetic vibration of strings and tidal motion).”
“Each law of nature has the like universality; eating, sleep or hybernation, rotation, generation, metamorphosis, vortical motion, which is seen in eggs as in planets.”
“Electromagnetism and gravitation are together in one vortical motion law!”
“If the sun were a gravitating body following the same laws as the planets, then where is the foci between it and the planets that vortical LAW says MUST be present?”
“There is no scientific dispute that the solar system follows vortical law.”
“Crackpots quote theorists when simple LAW - vortical law, undisputable LAW which the solar system follows - is all that is needed.”
“So there is every reason to consider vortical law when considering general relativity and again, this view does not contradict science because the solar system is already a vortex and so already falls under the mathematical law of vortex dynamics, but it goes further in explaining the workings of spacetime.”
“The Gilpin-and-Soulé paper, chapter two of the Yellow Book, included those vortical diagrams.”
“Each faced the vortical routes to doom represented in the diagrams of Gilpin and Soulé.”
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By David Foster Wallace
The (not always so) smoovements; scattered, oscillating, jerky, and unpredictable.
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