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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Whirl
 
  Whirl’d away like flakes of foam.
            —Æschylus
  1
  Whirl like a scourge in the air.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Whirl’d like a leaf.
            —G. F. S. Armstrong
  3
  Blades whirled like spirited spray.
            —Laurence Binyon
  4
  Whirling like dust.
            —Joseph Conrad
  5
  Whirling … like the sand doth when the whirlwind breathes.
            —Dante
  6
  Whirled like Ixion’s wheel.
            —Euripides
  7
  Whirling … as in jubilee of childlike sport.
            —Ernest Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann
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  Whirl along, like pebbles in a stream.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  9
  Whirling like a windmill.
            —Rudyard Kipling
  10
  Whirled it round him like a rattler.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
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  Whirl, like maelstrom in the ocean.
            —Edwin Markham
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  Whirled like a potter’s wheel.
            —William Shakespeare
  13
  Whirl … like the leaves of a forest grown withered and dry.
            —Carmen Sylva
  14
  Whirl as if a tempest flung them.
            —Bayard Taylor
  15
  Whirled in a swift and cloudy turbulence, as when some star of Eblis downward hurled by Allah’s bolt, sweeps with its burning hair the waste of darkness.
            —Bayard Taylor
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