Usage examples for whorl

  1. It's after bein' wan damned slitherin' whorl of grit in the nose of me since eight the morn." – Flamsted quarries by Mary E. Waller
  2. I need not tell a man of your knowledge of the world that the pattern of it is a single- spiral whorl, with deltas symmetrically disposed. – The Woman in Black by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
  3. No, a branch from the first ring of branches below, probably the most vigorous of the whorl, is promoted to the leadership. – Ways of Nature by John Burroughs
  4. He met her on the mountain, He gave her a horn to blow, The horn was a silver whorl With a mouthpiece of pure pearl, And the mountain was all one glow, With gulfs of blue and summits of rosy snow. – Lundy's Lane and Other Poems by Duncan Campbell Scott
  5. How old is the very top, down to the first whorl of branches? – Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study by Ontario Ministry of Education
  6. For that end, obedient to the powers of Life, the centuries had formed and coloured her, as they had formed and coloured the wild rose with its whorl of delicate petals. – Virginia by Ellen Glasgow
  7. Each spindle is driven separately by means of a tape or band which passes partially round the driving cylinder and the driven whorl of the spindle, and a constant relation obtains between the delivery of the yarn and the speed of the spindle during the operation of spinning any fixed count or type of yarn. – The Jute Industry: From Seed to Finished Cloth by T. Woodhouse and P. Kilgour
  8. The sides of the depression in which he lay were jet- black, with here and there a thin whorl of smoke eddying upwards. – By Veldt and Kopje by William Charles Scully
  9. The recollection of other music seemed gross after this curiously introspective, this almost whorl- like, music. – Melomaniacs by James Huneker
  10. Every two or three inches of the stout stem is a whorl of leaves and buds and blossoms. – A Bird-Lover in the West by Olive Thorne Miller Harriet Mann Miller
  11. A streak of yellow and a flaming whorl had shot athwart the sky; dawn was breaking swiftly in the Arctic east. – The Ice Pilot by Henry Leverage
  12. A shell, Janthina exigua, was caught this evening, 8 hours 30 minutes P. M.; when brought directly out of the water into a room the temperature of the animal was 80 degrees 5'; of room 76 degrees; colour, dark violet purple over half the opening and lower part of the shell, so that it gives the animal the appearance of having been upon a purple- coloured place; this colour then dies gradually away, and in the smallest whorl of the shell becomes almost white. – Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 1 (of 2) by George Grey
  13. It is obvious that the distribution of water combined with fire from a common central source, represented as a mill- stone, could not have been suggested to the native mind by the use of the fire- drill and socket and the spinning whorl only. – The Fundamental Principles of Old and New World Civilizations by Zelia Nuttall
  14. " That is my arrow- maker," he cried, showing me a round stone whorl. – Salute to Adventurers by John Buchan
  15. It yields delicately fine pottery and a spindle- whorl, so that a woman must have taken refuge here, and here sat spinning and looking down from this dizzy height on the ruffians ravaging the valley below and setting fire to her house. – Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe by Sabine Baring-Gould
  16. As you read Lord Henry Goade's chronicles you might come to the conclusion that in the whorl of that new life of his Sir Oliver had entirely forgotten the happenings in his Cornish home and the woman he had loved, who so readily had believed him guilty of the slaying of her brother. – The Sea-Hawk by Raphael Sabatini
  17. Leaves: In a whorl of 3; broadly ovate, abruptly pointed, netted- veined. – Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan et al