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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of pinwheel.


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  • The men pinwheeled in the air before falling in heaps on the sandbar or splashing down into the water.

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  • McCoy pinwheeled through the air, and was briefly shaken up.

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  • His arms pinwheeled, and he bent at the waist and lunged forward.

    End of Time

  • She pinwheeled, the knives catching and breaking the terrors as they flung themselves at her.

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  • Their moth bodies pinwheeled down from the porch light.

    The Double

  • He pinwheeled fifteen feet through the air, his face a study in wonder, spinning, legs and arms extended, defying gravity as he sailed.

    Dead Zero

  • Reds and blues and yellows pinwheeled across the window.

    Bleeding Violet

  • Numerous bloodlike, gelatinous stains pinwheeled hypnotically at either end of the long window, like two giants outside the school had blown their brains out against the glass.

    Bleeding Violet

  • While Wyatt and I pinwheeled away from the exploding glass, a huge gray blob materialized before us.

    Bleeding Violet

  • The blue face lit up and pinwheeled away into the night, making an audible ping as it bounced off the lower level of the Manhattan Bridge.

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