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whirly

[hwur-lee, wur-] /ˈʰwɜr li, ˈwɜr-/
noun, plural whirlies.
1.
a violent whirlwind carrying snow, occurring in Antarctica.
Origin
whirl + -y2
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  • Planes with jet engines were faster, more comfortable and somehow more modern-looking than ones with whirly things on the wings.

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