Cameras snapped and whirred, yet he was hidden in plain sight.
Michael heard him still moaning as the taxi jangled and whirred abruptly forward.
Insects hummed and shrilled, or whirred like a tiny orchestra.
It had a tail which could move, and a great ring round its neck which whirred when it went ahead.
He was oblivious of the perilous steel that whirred and throbbed about him.
They whirred up, brushing the branches, and the fox trotted away.
But when he did he swore at the lions, softly, as he whirred by.
It whirred in its haste, and its burnished body shone in the sunshine between its gleaming wings.
When it reached the lowest keel-board it whirred with its wings and buzzed.
The creature fluttered out, whirred over the flower beds a moment, then darted across the moorland toward the sea.
c.1400, Scottish, "fling, hurl," probably from Old Norse hvirfla, frequentative of hverfa "to turn" (see wharf). Cf. Danish hvirvle, Dutch wervelen, German wirbeln "to whirl." Related: Whirred; whirring.