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  • n. Plural form of tourbillion.


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  • HB.H-01, it has created one of the first China-made tourbillions tourbillon — a complex watch mechanism that helps counter the effect of gravity by constantly turning the escapement wheel, responsible for the " ticking " in the clock.

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  • On hands and knees, groping, half-blinded, deafened, he began to crawl; and as he crawled, he shouted the girl's name, but the thundering of the vast tourbillions and eddies that swirled about the rock, white and ravening, drowned his voice.

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  • Nowhere on earth can you completely escape the tourbillions of these forces; yet because of this same pervasive reach, there is now no place on earth that cannot send its shock waves back up the line, roiling the imperial heartland itself.


  • Their platinum watch's movement is built around four separate tourbillions linked to two independent regulating mechanisms.

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