Cain may well be the first White House contender in the maelstrom of a potential scandal to have broken into song.
Had the election been close there, a maelstrom of litigation would have made us pine for hanging chads and Katherine Harris.
Anthony Shadid was one of the great rational voices in the maelstrom of hate that is the Middle East.
It seems like almost everyone who writes about Israel and the Middle East has been dragged into the maelstrom.
“Within this maelstrom of accusations, Relin finds himself an unwilling participant,” Montalbano said in the papers.
The arriving families, for sheer self-protection, avoid this devil's maelstrom.
The two I am thinking of were of these, typical of the maelstrom.
His feet sank curiously in the yielding sand, as if he stood at the verge of a maelstrom.
Ianito's words trailed off into the maelstrom of sound that swirled about them.
Paris is a maelstrom where everything is lost, and everything disappears in this belly of the world, as in the belly of the sea.
1680s (Hakluyt, 1560s, has Malestrand), name of a famous whirlpool off the northwest coast of Norway, from Danish malstrøm (1673), from older Dutch Maelstrom (modern maalstroom), literally "grinding-stream," from malen "to grind" (see meal) + stroom "stream" (see stream (n.)). The name was used by Dutch cartographers (e.g. Mercator, 1595). OED says perhaps originally from Færoic mal(u)streymur. Popularized as a synonym for "whirlpool" c.1841, the year of Poe's "A Descent into the Maelstrom."