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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Swirl \Swirl\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Swirled; p. pr. & vb.
n. Swirling.] [Akin to Norw. svirla to whirl, freq. of
sverra to whirl, Dan. svirre, G. schwirren to whiz, to buzz.
[root]177. See Swarm, n.]
To whirl, or cause to whirl, as in an eddy. "The river
swirled along." --C. Kingsley.
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
67 Moby Thesaurus words for "swirling":
ado, agitation, angular momentum, angular motion, angular velocity,
axial motion, bowling, brouhaha, bustle, centrifugation,
circulation, circumgyration, circumrotation, commotion,
disturbance, ebullience, ebullition, eddy, effervescence,
embroilment, feery-fary, ferment, fermentation, flurry,
full circle, fume, gyrating, gyration, hurly-burly, hurry,
hurry-scurry, pell-mell, perturbation, pivoting, reeling,
revolution, revolving, roll, rolling, rotating, rotation,
rotational motion, ruffle, spin, spinning, stir, swinging, swirl,
swiveling, to-do, trolling, trundling, tumult, turbination,
turbulence, turmoil, turning, twirling, uproar, volutation,
volution, vortex, wheeling, whir, whirl, whirling, yeastiness
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