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Whorl meaning

whorl - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. A circle of two or more leaves, flowers, or other organs, about the same part or joint of a stem.
  2. 2. A volution, or turn, of the spire of a univalve shell.
  3. 3. The fly of a spindle.
  4. 4. A circular arrangement of leaves, petals, etc., around a, common center; one of the turns of a spiral shell.
  5. 5. Whorled.

whorl - examples of usage

  1. The number of chambers is irregular, and they are generally wanting in the innermost whorl. - "The Student's Elements of Geology", Sir Charles Lyell.
  2. It's after bein' wan damned slitherin' whorl of grit in the nose of me since eight the morn." - "Flamsted quarries", Mary E. Waller.
  3. How old is the very top, down to the first whorl of branches? - "Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study", Ontario Ministry of Education.
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