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 for gyre
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gyre \Gyre\ (j[imac]r), n. [L. gyrus, Gr. gy^ros, cf. gyro`s
     A circular motion, or a circle described by a moving body; a
     turn or revolution; a circuit.
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           Quick and more quick he spins in giddy gyres. --Dryden.
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           Still expanding and ascending gyres.     --Mrs.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gyre \Gyre\, v. t. & i. [Cf. OF. gyrer, girer. See Gyrate.]
     To turn round; to gyrate. [Obs.] --Bp. Hall. --Drayton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as
           formed by leaves or flower petals) [syn: coil, whorl,
           roll, curl, curlicue, ringlet, gyre, scroll]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  141 Moby Thesaurus words for "gyre":
     Baba Yaga, Charybdis, Lilith, afreet, barghest, cacodemon, circle,
     circling, circuit, circuiteer, circuition, circuitousness,
     circuitry, circularity, circulate, circulation, circumambience,
     circumambiency, circumambulate, circumambulation, circumflexion,
     circumlocution, circummigrate, circummigration, circumnavigate,
     circumnavigation, circumrotate, circumvent, circumvolute,
     circumvolution, cirrus, close the circle, coil, come full circle,
     compass, corkscrew, crank, curl, curlicue, cycle, daeva, demon,
     describe a circle, deviance, deviancy, deviation, devil,
     deviousness, digression, dizzy round, dybbuk, eddy, encircle,
     encompass, evil genius, evil spirit, evolute, excursion, excursus,
     fiend, fiend from hell, flank, genie, genius, ghoul, girdle,
     girdle the globe, go about, go around, go round, go the round,
     gurge, gyrate, gyration, gyring, helix, hellion, incubus,
     indirection, involute, jinni, jinniyeh, kink, lamia, lap,
     maelstrom, make a circuit, meandering, orbit, orbiting, pirouette,
     pivot, purl, rakshasa, rat race, reel, revolve, ringlet, roll,
     rotate, rotation, round, roundaboutness, rounding, satan, screw,
     scroll, shedu, skirt, spin, spiral, spiraling, succubus, surge,
     surround, swing, swirl, swivel, tendril, the undead, turn,
     turn a pirouette, turn around, turn round, turning, twirl, twist,
     vampire, volute, volution, vortex, wamble, wheel, wheeling, whirl,
     whirligig, whirlpool, whirlwind, whorl, wind, yogini

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