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vortex
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Moby Dick
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  • Over Descartian vortices you hover.
  • So, floating on the margin of the ensuing scene, and in full sight of it, when the halfspent suction of the sunk ship reached me, I was then, but slowly, drawn towards the closing vortex.
  • And now, concentric circles seized the lone boat itself, and all its crew, and each floating oar, and every lance-pole, and spinning, animate and inanimate, all round and round in one vortex, carried the smallest chip of the Pequod out of sight.

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  • The tunnel ended in a whirling vortex of darkness.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • What happens is the water spray creates a vortex, kind of like a hurricane.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines

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