Usage examples for whorl

  1. 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
  2. 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