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whirly

[ hwur-lee, wur- ]
/ ˈʰwɜr li, ˈwɜr- /
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noun, plural whirl·ies.

a violent whirlwind carrying snow, occurring in Antarctica.

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Origin of whirly

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Example sentences from the Web for whirly

  • Fleetwood had a skimming sense of a drop upon a funny, whirly world.

  • But it was a dance of death, too, for the dancers were falling dead or dying out of the dizzying whirly circles by thousands.

    Insect Stories|Vernon L. Kellogg
  • If we did a skirly-whirly à la Loie Fuller, below his window, he'd probably have blue fits.

  • "It just might be whirly enough to work—" Kamil commented softly.

    Plague Ship|Andre Norton
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