Indefinitely, until, uniting with the other vortices of the planet, it had converted the entire mass of the world into energy.
"Phlogiston" and "vortices" had their day and are forgotten.
Tornadoes and mighty cyclones and vortices torned and cycled vorted.
vortices may be called an occult quality, because their existence was never proved.
We may suppose that the motion of these parts takes the form of revolving circular currents or vortices.
Fifty-eight of those atrocious Dilipic vortices had been driven to ground.
At Paris the universe is seen composed of vortices of subtile matter; but nothing like it is seen in London.
That there are also vortices along the frontal line of roots, or near this line.
Ever since man learned how to liberate intra-atomic energy, the vortices of disintegration had been breaking out of control.
After all it's only another example of Kelvin's theory of vortices.
1650s, "whirlpool, eddying mass," from Latin vortex, variant of vertex "an eddy of water, wind, or flame; whirlpool; whirlwind," from stem of vertere "to turn" (see versus). Plural form is vortices. Became prominent in 17c. theories of astrophysics (by Descartes, etc.). In reference to human affairs, it is attested from 1761. Vorticism as a movement in British arts and literature is attested from 1914, coined by Ezra Pound.
vortex vor·tex (vôr'těks')
n. pl. vor·tex·es or vor·ti·ces (-tĭ-sēz')
A spiral motion of fluid within a limited area, especially a whirling mass of water or air that sucks everything near it toward its center.
Plural vortexes or vortices (vôr'tĭ-sēz')
A circular, spiral, or helical motion in a fluid (such as a gas) or the fluid in such a motion. A vortex often forms around areas of low pressure and attracts the fluid (and the objects moving within it) toward its center. Tornados are examples of vortexes; vortexes that form around flying objects are a source of turbulence and drag. See also eddy.