Usage examples for twirl

  1. One of them, holding the flashlight, dropped on his knees, and began to twirl the dial tentatively; the other leaned negligently against the corner of the safe. – The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  2. In order to supply the correct twirl to this note of interrogation, Charles flung the little bookseller to the farthest corner of his little back parlour, at the same time arming himself with half a dozen fresh volumes. – The Passionate Elopement by Compton Mackenzie
  3. Always twirl one of those revolving book- cases when you visit a scholar's library. – A Mortal Antipathy by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  4. The female appears insensible to this flagellatory twirl – The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles by Jean Henri Fabre
  5. She took a drink of tea, with a defiant twirl of her little finger, and pretended not to see the shocked expression on Mawson's face. – Penny Plain by Anna Buchan (writing as O. Douglas)
  6. My plans are worth a fortune to those who follow the business, he says, giving his glass a twirl as he sets it upon the table, and commences- Born 'cute, you see; trade comes natural. – Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter by F. Colburn Adams
  7. Badger moved nearer to the judge and began to twirl his hat in his big, rough hands in a way that showed he was anything but calm. – Lost in the Cañon by Alfred R. Calhoun
  8. Then Punchinello could not refuse, and he would whirl and twirl again until he was too weary to do more. – The Green Forest Fairy Book by Loretta Ellen Brady
  9. When Doubt's eddies toss and twirl Faith's slender shallop 'neath our reeling feet, Plunge! – Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life by Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey
  10. He had not dismounted from his pony, but had ridden up to the very edge of the quicksand, and as she raised her hands she saw him twirl the rope once, watched as it sailed out, settled down around her waist, and was drawn tight. – The Trail to Yesterday by Charles Alden Seltzer
  11. On Kenealy: made him twirl his mustache. – Love Me Little, Love Me Long by Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English
  12. She would assure me, if ever again' - And there she stopped, with a twirl of her hand. – Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9) History Of A Young Lady by Samuel Richardson
  13. I gave the moustache a thoughtful twirl – My Man Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  14. This he would twirl blithely as he walked along. – Half Portions by Edna Ferber
  15. Some of the boys had a very pretty art in the twirl they gave the top, and could control its course, somewhat as a skilful pitcher can govern that of a base- ball. – A Boy's Town by W. D. Howells
  16. It was not safe for him even to think of the extra twirl that turned an n into an m, without first removing any knick- knacks that might be about. – Tommy and Grizel by J.M. Barrie
  17. They caught each other by the hands and began to dance and to twirl round the room. – The Created Legend by Feodor Sologub
  18. " You'd first better learn to twirl the rope while you're on the ground," said Jim Mason, and then the foreman began giving the little boy some simple lessons in this, using a small rope, for Teddy could not handle the big ones the cowboys used. – The Curlytops at Uncle Frank's Ranch by Howard R. Garis
  19. We're all too full of energy and spirits, at least the rest of you are, and I'm getting huskier every minute, to twirl our hands and do nothing. – Turn About Eleanor by Ethel M. Kelley
  20. They'll twirl them by the hour I really believe. – Ethel Morton's Holidays by Mabell S. C. Smith