Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In the form or manner of a spiral.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a spiral form, manner, or direction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb Having the characteristics of a spiral.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb with spirals

Etymologies

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spiral +‎ -ly

Examples

  • The 4th generation stations should then be located spirally: LLO; L1 "Nearside"; L2 "Farside"; ESL2 "Nightside"; ... by which time the ECLSS hardware will be robust enough for moble stations (deep space vessels) that visit NEOs and become an outpost on Phobos.

    Russia Sees Future for its ISS Modules Beyond 2020 - NASA Watch

  • You can then stretch this out to make a sort of spirally chain, which I think would make a neat scarf.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • In the same neighborhood and at the same time, some of these spirally clouds full of stars and gas collide and merge and become much bigger, much denser, and more nearly spheres.

    A Grand and Bold Thing

  • In the same neighborhood and at the same time, some of these spirally clouds full of stars and gas collide and merge and become much bigger, much denser, and more nearly spheres.

    A Grand and Bold Thing

  • Here was once shallow seawater, teeming with spirally little ammonites dutifully dying, falling into mud and getting lithified into cute fossils.

    February « 2008 « Squares of Wheat

  • You can then stretch this out to make a sort of spirally chain, which I think would make a neat scarf.

    Universal cover scarf

  •  But seriously,  with its spirally design the Samarra minaret would not be allthatout of place among contemporary Qatarscapes.

    the phallicism of skyscrapers

  • If you imagine following a circle around the origin in this spirally chain, it will form a helix assuming you've `stretched' the same way I have, this isn't entirely fixed in space.

    Universal cover scarf

  • If you imagine following a circle around the origin in this spirally chain, it will form a helix assuming you've `stretched' the same way I have, this isn't entirely fixed in space.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • Here was once shallow seawater, teeming with spirally little ammonites dutifully dying, falling into mud and getting lithified into cute fossils.

    South by Southwest « Squares of Wheat

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