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Word: vortex

Definition: whirlwind; whirlpool; center of turbulence; predicament into which one is inexorably plunged


Sentences Containing 'vortex'

I hired a boat directly, and we put off to her; and getting through the little vortex of confusion of which she was the centre, went on board.
And now, concentric circles seized the lone boat itself, and all its crew, and each floating oar, and every lance-pole, and spinning, animate and inanimate, all round and round in one vortex, carried the smallest chip of the Pequod out of sight.
So, floating on the margin of the ensuing scene, and in full sight of it, when the halfspent suction of the sunk ship reached me, I was then, but slowly, drawn towards the closing vortex.

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