Swirled
Swirl \Swirl\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Swirled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Swirling}.] [Akin to Norw. svirla to whirl, freq. of sverra to whirl, Dan. svirre, G. schwirren to whiz, to buzz. [root]177. See {Swarm}, n.] To whirl, or cause to whirl, as in an eddy. ``The river swirled along.'' --C. Kingsley. [1913 Webster]

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