Then out of the mist, a whirring of helicopter blades, and, deus ex machina, a man descends fromt he chopper to winch you aboard.
A vacation from life, I thought, pedaling in place in a row of whirring machines, how nice.
His fierce, gray whiskers bristled at the whirring of the motor and his ears stood up straight like an angry cats.
They deemed me an intruder, and rose on whirring wing at my approach.
Presently his father came along with the whirring machine, while the sweet, new grass blades spun from the knives.
She cried out, and they all disappeared with a whirring noise.
He listened not for the step of the little school-teacher, but for the whirring wings of some comrade of his own kind.
But then he feels as if he were held down there by the weight of the whirring air.
All at once there was a sharp unfamiliar detonation, resembling the whirring sound of a machine.
Grasshoppers were whirring around, among the dried trunks and the grass.
c.1400, Scottish, "fling, hurl," probably from Old Norse hvirfla, frequentative of hverfa "to turn" (see wharf). Cf. Danish hvirvle, Dutch wervelen, German wirbeln "to whirl." Related: Whirred; whirring.