A vacation from life, I thought, pedaling in place in a row of whirring machines, how nice.
Then out of the mist, a whirring of helicopter blades, and, deus ex machina, a man descends fromt he chopper to winch you aboard.
His fierce, gray whiskers bristled at the whirring of the motor and his ears stood up straight like an angry cats.
Grasshoppers were whirring around, among the dried trunks and the grass.
Presently his father came along with the whirring machine, while the sweet, new grass blades spun from the knives.
They deemed me an intruder, and rose on whirring wing at my approach.
He listened not for the step of the little school-teacher, but for the whirring wings of some comrade of his own kind.
She cried out, and they all disappeared with a whirring noise.
All at once there was a sharp unfamiliar detonation, resembling the whirring sound of a machine.
But then he feels as if he were held down there by the weight of the whirring air.
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.