Whirlwind

Definition of Whirlwind

Whirl´wind`
n.1.
1.A violent windstorm of limited extent, as the tornado, characterized by an inward spiral motion of the air with an upward current in the center; a vortex of air. It usually has a rapid progressive motion.
The swift dark whirlwind that uproots the woods.
And drowns the villages.
- Bryant.
2.Fig.: A body of objects sweeping violently onward.

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