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Flying saucers hover here and there, red spirals echo the poster for Alfred Hitchcock’s movie “Vertigo,” and the general trippiness is a flashback to acid-rock light shows.In the galleries: The Washington colorists and the CIA|Mark Jenkins|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
In restaurants, the consequences of the death spiral of pandemic mismanagement are glaringly obvious, and speak to a larger breakdown in public life.Restaurants and the People Who Work in Them Need a Bailout. Let’s Finally Give Them One.|Meghan McCarron|November 19, 2020|Eater
The whales with spiraled tusks jutting from their heads have been known to live in small groups that, at times, come together to form large pods.
Life’s stresses cloud my thinking and I spiral into a downward circle of frustration, fear and doubt.Friday feedback: Defending democracy, finding purpose|Alan Murray|November 13, 2020|Fortune
In 2007, we were watching someone spiral away from the constraint of her managers and image-handlers and ultimately even out of her own control.Why Britney Spears’s fans are convinced she’s being held captive|Constance Grady|November 11, 2020|Vox
So, only when you have spiraling matter down do you get these ferocious, black hole jets.Neil deGrasse Tyson Breaks Down ‘Interstellar’: Black Holes, Time Dilations, and Massive Waves|Marlow Stern|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A shock or recession could send deficits spiraling much higher.
Authorities in Hong Kong, at least for the moment, have lost control of spiraling protests in the city.
Spiraling gun violence has earned Chicago the nickname Chiraq.
Have you ever found yourself spiraling a bit out of control on booze or drugs?James McAvoy on ‘Filth,’ His Wild Bachelor Party, and BB Gun Fights with Jennifer Lawrence|Marlow Stern|May 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He lay on the rocks and sand, his mind spiraling toward unconsciousness, and let his body make its own recovery.The Sensitive Man|Poul William Anderson
The squadron was spiraling upward in close formation with his plane above them when the enemy struck.
Hands were laid on him and the roughness with which he was moved sent Ross spiraling back into the dark once again.The Time Traders|Andre Norton
The spark descended rather slowly, with a spiraling movement, and trailing the heavy smoke.Our Part in the Great War|Arthur Gleason
They then ascended interminable moldy stone steps spiraling upward in a circular shaft.Astounding Stories, June, 1931|Various