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- n. A person who, or thing that whirls
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, whirls.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ceramics, a primitive horizontal wheel turned by one hand while the other hand of the potter fashions the clay; also a revolving wheel used by decorators in painting bands of slip, color, or gold on the ware; a decorating-wheel. See tournette.
- n. A revolving derrick used in loading iron ore on cars, or transferring it from cars to a vessel.
- n. An instrument designed to furnish a navigator with an artificial horizon when at sea. It is also known as Troughton's top, after its inventor, and spinner.
- n. One who or that which whirls.
- n. In rope-manuf., one of the revolving hooks to which the hemp is fastened in the operations of twisting it into rope-yarn or small rope.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a revolving mechanism
- n. a dervish whose actions include ecstatic dancing and whirling
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There is a great danger attending this, for if the Germans catch a glimpse of the brazier being whirled in the air they immediately locate the whirler and begin firing in his direction.
Fifth generation No. 240, Right whirler No. 245, Left whirler
Second generation No. 210, Mixed whirler No. 215, Left whirler
First generation No. 152, Left whirler No. 151, Left whirler
Third generation No. 220, Mixed whirler No. 225, Mixed whirler
Second generation No. 410, Left whirler No. 415, Right whirler
To illustrate, No. 2 of Table 2 may be characterized as a "right whirler," for he turned to the right almost uniformly.
For him the name "mixed whirler" seems appropriate.
Third generation No. 420, Left whirler No. 425, Left whirler
Fourth generation No. 230, Right whirler No. 235, Mixed whirler