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[hwur-lee, wur-] /ˈʰwɜr li, ˈwɜr-/
noun, plural whirlies.
a violent whirlwind carrying snow, occurring in Antarctica.
Origin of whirly
whirl + -y2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Fleetwood had a skimming sense of a drop upon a funny, whirly world.

  • "It just might be whirly enough to work—" Kamil commented softly.

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