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  • n. Plural form of swirl.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of swirl.


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  • The word swirls in her mind, becomes a meaningless sound.

    The Redleys

  • The port city's ruddy mayor, Mike McGinn, sips seltzer with lime, alone, as the din swirls around him in the 9 o'clock hour.

    Election 2010: A walk on the mild side of victory (or defeat) parties

  • OUTSIDE, a high wind was driving the fallen leaves in swirls and eddies, and as Abel crossed the road to the mill, he smelt the sharp autumn scent of the rotting mould under the trees.

    The Miller of Old Church

  • Around these two versions of the same phone call swirls a whirlwind of subsequent contradictions, inconsistencies, and suspicious circumstances.

    Chicago Reader

  • Instead, we get a 90-minute parade of nausea-inducing camera swirls from a chowderheaded cameraman who, whenever anything interesting happens — like, oh, say a giant monster eating Manhattan, for instance — points the camera everywhere the monster isn’t.

    Cloverfield Sucks (Spoilers Alert) « Skid Roche

  • Swimming's governing body, FINA, approved the LZR for the Olympics, but controversy still swirls, which is fine by Speedo.

    Making a Splash

  • To render the confusion worse confounded, the wind came in what may be called swirls, overturning trees as if they were straws, and mixing up rain, mud, stones, and branches in the great hurly-burly, until ancient chaos seemed to reign on land and sea.

    The Lonely Island The Refuge of the Mutineers

  • As Augusta Health closes its doors to University of Virginia cardiologists, a classic ethical dilemma swirls at the center of the two institutions 'struggle for a small patch of

    News for Waynesboro News Virginian

  • And may the new week bring some of the 'swirls' to rest!

    No One Knows My Heart Better Than You

  • However, the problem granites are more likely to be exotic and to have a lot of “movement”, such as swirls or banding.

    Free Testing for Homes with Exotic Granite


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