What is whirl?

  • (noun): Confused movement.
    Example: "He was caught up in a whirl of work"
    Synonyms: commotion
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on whirl, whirls:

Fire Whirl
... A fire whirl, colloquially fire devil or fire tornado, is a phenomenon—rarely captured on camera—in which a fire, under certain conditions (depending ... Fire whirls may be whirlwinds separated from the flames, either within the burn area or outside it, or a vortex of flame, itself ... in Japan which ignited a large city-sized firestorm and produced a gigantic fire whirl that killed 38,000 in fifteen minutes in the Hifukusho-Ato region of Tokyo ...
WHIRL Magazine
... WHIRL Magazine is published in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ... WHIRL has grown from one magazine into a publishing company with multiple titles, including Edible Allegheny, the resource for local food, the semi-annual WHIRL Wedding Guide', and ... WHIRL was founded in 2001 and has the mission of showcasing the positive aspects and lifestyle of Western Pennsylvania ...
Whirl-Y-Gig
... Whirl-Y-Gig is the longest running world music dance club in London ... Whirl-y-Gig is hailed as one of the central venues for people from London's alternative community ... Whirl-Y-Gig also appears at festivals, showing both live bands, who are mixed on the spot by DJ Monkey Pilot, or DJ sessions ...
Tilt-A-Whirls Today
... has manufactured more than 1000 Tilt-A-Whirls ... A new Tilt-A-Whirl costs in excess of USD $300,000 to purchase ... The oldest currently operating Tilt-A-Whirl is a 1927 model, still traveling with Tom Evans United Shows in the midwest ...
Axbomber - Body Press - Tilt-a-whirl Crossbody
... which sees the wrestler being held and spun into a tilt-a-whirl by the opponent, and when the wrestler reaches a point where he is horizontally positioned against the opponent's torso, he falls down ... This move is better described as a crossbody as a counter of a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker/tilt-a-whirl mat slam ...

More definitions of "whirl":

  • (verb): Revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis.
    Example: "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"
    Synonyms: spin, spin around, reel, gyrate

Famous quotes containing the word whirl:

    Children are incurable romantics. Brimful of romance and tragedy, we whirl through childhood hopelessly in love with our parents. In our epic imagination, we love and are loved with a passion so natural and innocent we may never know its like as adults.
    Roger Gould (20th century)

    With a whirl of thought oppressed
    I sink from reverie to rest.
    An horrid vision seized my head,
    I saw the graves give up their dead.
    Jonathan Swift (1667–1745)

    Rub a half potato on your wart
    and wrap it in a damp cloth. Close
    your eyes and whirl three times and throw.
    Then bury rag and spud exactly where they fall.
    Richard Hugo (1923–1982)