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


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  • In self-defense, my brain whirled out the scenario.

    Bob, the Candy Corn Demon « Lab Kat

  • Her brain whirled on and on, now dwelling at insistent length upon her misfortunes, now pursuing the most fantastic ramifications of what she considered her disgrace, and, again, going back to her childhood and wandering through endless trivial detail.

    Chapter 14

  • Once he missed the outstretched hands, and Norah gasped expecting to see him terribly hurt – instead of which he fell harmlessly into a big net thoughtfully spread for his reception, and rebounded like a tennis ball, kissing his hand gracefully to the audience, after which he again whirled through the air, and this time landed safely in the hands of the hanging man, who had all this while seemed just as comfortable head downwards as any other way.

    A Little Bush Maid

  • Matho had lost his shoulder-pieces, his helmet, his cuirass; he was completely naked, and more livid than the dead, with his hair quite erect, and two patches of foam at the corners of his lips, — and his sword whirled so rapidly that it formed an aureola around him.


  • Call whirled around, almost going off the bluff himself.

    Dead Man’s Walk

  • Then, for long minutes, the heavy broadsword whirled like the vanes of a windmill as Conan struck right and left in a deadly figure-eight pattern, his point just clearing the ground with each stroke.

    Conan Of The Isles

  • Once more the terrible sword whirled in the air and fell, but this time the lance was snatched to one side and the blow fell harmlessly.

    Otto of the Silver Hand

  • Van Arenberg would have prevented her reaching it, but his sword whirled from his hand, the next instant he was driven overboard by a thrust from

    The Lily of Leyden

  • They quickly met, when Stephen found his sword whirled from his grasp, and his horse borne to the ground.

    Roger Willoughby A Story of the Times of Benbow

  • The sword whirled in the air, and at one stroke the head of the robber flew some distance from the shoulders.

    The Pacha of Many Tales


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