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  1. whorl

    • IPA[(h)wôrl]

    美式

    • n.
      a pattern of spirals or concentric circles;each of the turns or convolutions in the shell of a gastropod or ammonoid mollusk.
    • v.
      spiral or move in a twisted and convoluted fashion
    • noun: whorl, plural noun: whorls

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    名詞

    • 1. a pattern of spirals or concentric circles Shelley drew larger and larger dark whorls on her notepad
    • each of the turns or convolutions in the shell of a gastropod or ammonoid mollusk.
    • a set of leaves, flowers, or branches springing from the stem at the same level and encircling it.
    • (in a flower) each of the sets of organs, especially the petals and sepals, arranged concentrically around the receptacle.
    • a complete circle in a fingerprint.
    • 2. historical a small wheel or pulley in a spinning wheel, spinning machine, or spindle.

    動詞

    • 1. literary spiral or move in a twisted and convoluted fashion the dances are kinetic kaleidoscopes where steps whorl into wildness
    • n.
      a whorl or small pulley used to weight a spindle.

    Oxford Dictionary

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    • IPA[wəːl]

    英式

    • n.
      a pattern of spirals or concentric circles: Shelley drew larger and larger dark whorls on her notepad
    • v.
      spiral or move in a twisted and convoluted fashion.

    Oxford Dictionary

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