Twirled
Twirl Twirl, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Twirled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Twirling}.] [Cf. AS. [thorn]wiril a churn staff, a stirrer, flail, [thorn]weran, [=a][thorn]weran, to agitate, twirl, G. zwirlen, quirlen, to twirl, to turn round or about, quirl a twirling stick, OHG. dweran to twirl, stir. Cf. {Trowel}.] To move or turn round rapidly; to whirl round; to move and turn rapidly with the fingers. [1913 Webster]

See ruddy maids, Some taught with dexterous hand to twirl the wheel. --Dodsley. [1913 Webster]

No more beneath soft eve's consenting star Fandango twirls his jocund castanet. --Byron. [1913 Webster]


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