whirling

  • 1 Whirling — Whirl ing, a. & n. from {Whirl}, v. t. [1913 Webster] {Whirling table}. (a) (Physics) An apparatus provided with one or more revolving disks, with weights, pulleys, and other attachments, for illustrating the phenomena and laws of centrifugal… …

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  • 2 Whirling — Whirl Whirl, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Whirled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Whirling}.] [OE. whirlen, probably from the Scand.; cf. Icel. & Sw. hvirfla, Dan. hvirvle; akin to D. wervelen, G. wirbeln, freq. of the verb seen in Icel. hverfa to turn. [root]16. See …

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  • 3 whirling — 1. noun The action of the verb to whirl. 2. adjective That whirls or whirl. a whirling carousel …

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  • 4 Whirling — Центрифугирование …

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  • 5 whirling — Synonyms and related words: angular momentum, angular motion, angular velocity, axial motion, bowling, centrifugation, circulation, circumgyration, circumrotation, full circle, gyrating, gyration, pivoting, reeling, revolution, revolving, roll,… …

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  • 6 whirling — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. swirling, spinning, rotating; see revolving 1 , turning …

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  • 7 whirling — hwÉœrl /wɜːl /wɜːl n. spin, twirl, rotation; short walk or drive, spin; turmoil; bustle, confusion; try, attempt (Informal) v. spin; rotate, turn; make dizzy; become dizzy; move or travel rapidly …

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  • 8 whirling — n. Twirl, circular motion …

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  • 9 whirling — The tendency of a long rotating shaft (like a drive shaft) to bend at high speed, like a bow or whip …

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  • 10 whirling — noun the act of rotating in a circle or spiral • Syn: ↑gyration • Derivationally related forms: ↑whirl, ↑gyrate (for: ↑gyration) • Hypernyms: ↑rotation, ↑ …

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  • 11 Whirling table — Whirling Whirl ing, a. & n. from {Whirl}, v. t. [1913 Webster] {Whirling table}. (a) (Physics) An apparatus provided with one or more revolving disks, with weights, pulleys, and other attachments, for illustrating the phenomena and laws of… …

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  • 12 whirling disease — a parasitic disease of trout caused by the myxosporidean protozoan Myxosoma cerebralis. The parasite enters spine of the fish at a stage before the cartilage has turned to bone. Causes bent spines which force the fish to swim in the… …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 13 whirling dervish — Islam. a member of a Turkish order of dervishes, or Sufis, whose ritual consists in part of a highly stylized whirling dance. * * * …

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  • 14 Whirling Dervishes — noun Sufis of an ascetic order whose ritual religious observances involve mystical poetry of Mevlana (Jelaleddin al Rumi, sometimes called Rumi popularly), music, and a whirling dance. Centered in Turkey but widespread internationally. Syn:… …

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  • 15 whirling dervish — noun a dervish whose actions include ecstatic dancing and whirling • Syn: ↑whirler • Derivationally related forms: ↑whirl (for: ↑whirler) • Hypernyms: ↑dervish …

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  • 16 whirling disease — noun Date: 1946 an infectious often fatal disease especially of young salmonid fishes (as trout and salmon) that is caused by a protozoan (Myxobolus cerebralis syn. Myxosoma cerebralis) and is marked by skeletal deformities and a tendency to swim …

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  • 17 whirling disease — whirl·ing disease hwər( ə)l iŋ , wər( ə)l n an infectious often fatal disease of salmonid fish (as trout and salmon) that is caused by a protozoan (Myxobolus cerebralis syn. Myxosoma cerebralis) of the order Myxosporidia which attacks cartilage… …

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  • 18 Whirling spray — a Wirraway, obsolete R.A.A.F. training plane …

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  • 19 whirling spray — Australian Slang a Wirraway, obsolete R.A.A.F. training plane …

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  • 20 whirling table — noun : any of various apparatus for producing rapid rotary and usually horizontal motion (as to demonstrate a law in physics or to coat plates evenly in photography) …

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