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  • A maelstrom of noise and activity in the galley, all the electric elements blazing and the ranges like kilns.†   (source)
  • Got it. screamed BB, and suddenly there was a sound louder and larger than the maelstrom of noise surrounding and consuming us.†   (source)
  • For a moment, the magicians floated in a maelstrom of storm clouds, chunks of fuselage, luggage, and spinning passengers still strapped to their seats.†   (source)
  • It was like a gigantic rock in the flood, creating maelstroms in the current around it.†   (source)
  • I say, watching as yet another filthy man stomps off in a maelstrom of curses.†   (source)
  • Scipio immediately grasped the challenge: a cultural maelstrom of more than a hundred nationalities in an area slightly larger than one square mile, poverty, and a haphazard layout—sprawling apartment complexes with countless dark corners and wooded thickets where drug dealers could hide or dispose of weapons or stash—that put criminals at an advantage.†   (source)
  • She'd been unlucky enough to stop in that morning en route from the beach house, walking right into this maelstrom.†   (source)
  • It seemed to Dina that she might be just as vulnerable if she stayed, so she chose to return to the maelstrom of Kindu.†   (source)
  • These people were in shelters asleep instead of in these homes, which were now being crushed under a maelstrom of flying concrete and rebar.†   (source)
  • A maelstrom of icy wind roared through the broken window, and I heard Dumbo scream, "They're landing on the roof!"†   (source)
  • It was gestures such as Mike's—probably hundreds of them, most lost to history—that enabled the Americans to withstand the maelstrom of hidden firepower, and even to begin inflicting damage of their own.†   (source)
  • Incredulous, he looked around at the maelstrom of weapon play, flames, grappling bodies, and furious shouting that had moments before been the Grand Council.†   (source)
  • When we'd resumed an even keel, we squinted into the maelstrom and screamed our friends' names.†   (source)
  • She fell whirling through the heart of a black and gold maelstrom.†   (source)
  • The journey toward this particular truth was not an ascension toward a glorious light but a descent into darkness, chaos, the maelstrom.†   (source)
  • Scanning below me, I could see a maelstrom of parachutes all circling the four gray boats bobbing on the ocean below.†   (source)
  • Thirteen mushroom clouds formed, rising ever higher toward the churning maelstrom above.†   (source)
  • The barracks was inundated in an ocean of sound, a maelstrom of the human voice straining toward absolute limits, toward nullity, toward inconceivable thresholds of derangement.†   (source)
  • Light, blinding, heat churning, and the wind that whirled it all into a maelstrom.†   (source)
  • It's not like anyone has firsthand experience, and scientists can't decide if you would spend weeks floating past the event horizon before being torn apart or soar into a kind of maelstrom of particles and be burned alive.†   (source)
  • When the shriek of a whistle pierced through the maelstrom of sensations I was already drowning under, my resolve to not cave in disintegrated.†   (source)
  • But one human being flaring up into violence could open up a black hole, a maelstrom that pulled in the sky.†   (source)
  • She was brash and buoyant, bobbing like a brightly colored cork in the maelstrom, unsinkable and unafraid.†   (source)
  • " The pounding of Hodge's heart was a white hot maelstrom in his chest, and he couldn't push up his glasses, which had slipped down his nose, because he didn't dare let go of the icy doorknob.†   (source)
  • And as the pattern is erased, each particle discharges its portion of energy, turning the entire body into a shuddering maelstrom of dissociation.†   (source)
  • But she could feel them sinking deeper into the maelstrom.†   (source)
  • Dust and dirt poured out of the mine, and Lou coughed and gagged in this maelstrom.†   (source)
  • Soon they were in the eye of a maelstrom.†   (source)
  • The school parking lot itself was too close to the maelstrom for her to drive safely.†   (source)
  • The maelstrom inside the Portal was almost a relief.†   (source)
  • We both grabbed the mast as the ship plunged into the maelstrom.†   (source)
  • A hulking shape burst through the doorway and hurtled down the corridor, leaving a maelstrom of air currents in his wake.†   (source)
  • Her wet clothes and gear dragged at her, but just as her lungs were about to burst, she broke the surface into the maelstrom.†   (source)
  • Traces of smoke drifted back and forth from Camelback's peak to the edges of the maelstrom like the spokes of a wheel, but directly above us, the sky was clear and starry, beginning to turn gray.†   (source)
  • Every time Shay screamed, Tally knew she was about to follow her friend through a wall of spray leaping up from the maelstrom.†   (source)
  • Before Eragon could ask more, a collection of excited cries from within the maelstrom of warriors drowned out the rest of the tumult, and he heard King Orrin shout, "Back, back, all of you!†   (source)
  • The maelstrom above gathered mass and energy, assuming enormous proportions until it seemed a colossus, capable of swallowing the world.†   (source)
  • There was a sensation as if the world were spinning—not the same sensation as being flung through a Portal, Clary thought, into the heart of a maelstrom, but more as if she were sitting on a merry-go-round that had begun to spin faster and faster.†   (source)
  • Giants went flying in a million-ton maelstrom of rock and snow, lightning crackling through their ranks, hungry tendrils of energy burning them to ashes.†   (source)
  • Babi tried to rise, but a maelstrom of Body Shop products surged around him—lotions, loofa sponges, and shampoos all battering him, squirting in his eyes, and trying to give him an extreme makeover.†   (source)
  • She remembered lying beside face in a boat in Venice and watching the Wild Hunt go by overhead; a maelstrom of shouts and battle cries, horses whose hooves gleamed scarlet, hammering across the sky.†   (source)
  • The blades didn't snap off Instead, the rotors blasted the muddy courtyard, blowing dust and debris and creating a maelstrom around us.†   (source)
  • She found herself staring into a whirling golden maelstrom that slowly began to coalesce into discernible shapes—she thought she could see the outline of mountains, a piece of sky— "Clary!"†   (source)
  • As the helicopter started its hover over our fast-rope location, the rotors kicked up a maelstrom of rocks and dust, blasting the VIPs and forcing them to run in the opposite direction.†   (source)
  • The helicopter appeared, landed rapidly and efficiently, received the motionless Blossom into the dark angel with the rotating wings, lifted into the sky in a maelstrom of debris and air, then disappeared over the top of the trees.†   (source)
  • …to me of trousseau (and it my trousseau), of all the dreamy panoply of surrender which was my surrender, who had so little to surrender that it was all I had because there is that might-have-been which is the single rock we cling to above the maelstrom of unbearable reality; —the four years while I believed she waited as I waited, while the stable world we had been taught to know dissolved in fire and smoke until peace and security were gone, and pride and hope, and there was left only…†   (source)
  • Mr. Ryder, the most respected of them wrote, rises like a fresh young trout to the hypodermic injection of a new culture and discloses a powerful facet in the vista of his potentialities… "By focusing the frankly traditional battery of his elegance and erudition on the maelstrom of barbarism, Mr. Ryder has at last found himself: Grateful words, but, alas, not true by a long chalk.†   (source)
  • The hunger for voyages, the hunger that haunts Americans, who are a nomad race, was halfassuaged here in this maelstrom of the war.†   (source)
  • …he did not quite swagger like he used to do, not because he was chastened by misfortune or spent or even war-wearied but as though even while riding he was still bemused in that state in which he struggled to hold clear and free above a maelstrom of unpredictable and unreasoning human beings, not his head for breath and not so much his fifty years of effort and striving to establish a posterity, but his code of logic and morality, his formula and recipe of fact and deduction whose…†   (source)
  • …from the last mauling he had received, in frowsy stinking rooms in places—towns and cities—which likewise had no names to her, broken by other periods, intervals, of furious and incomprehensible and apparently reasonless moving, progression—a maelstrom of faces and bodies through which the man thrust, dragging her behind him, toward or from what, driven by what fury which would not let him rest, she did not know, each one to end, finish, as the one before it had so that it was almost a…†   (source)
  • Did it withstand the Maelstrom's clutches?†   (source)
  • …one was naturally inclined to slip away out of the reach of its attentions, and even the slumbering water, whose repose was perpetually being invaded by the insects that swarmed above its surface, while it dreamed, no doubt, of some imaginary maelstrom, intensified the uneasiness which the sight of that floating cork had wrought in me, by appearing to draw it at full speed across the silent reaches of a mirrored firmament; now almost vertical, it seemed on the point of plunging down…†   (source)
  • It was precisely the odd absence of surprise in her that gave him the sense of her having been plucked out of a very maelstrom: the things she took for granted gave the measure of those she had rebelled against.†   (source)
  • Paris is a maelstrom where everything is lost, and everything disappears in this belly of the world, as in the belly of the sea.†   (source)
  • The effect of it was soon apparent in his manner, and his wife but too sadly perceived that in strenuously steering off the rocks of the licensed liquor-tent she had only got into maelstrom depths here amongst the smugglers.†   (source)
  • These waterfalls have generally rapids above them, and one might as well get into the Maelstrom at once as to run into their suction.†   (source)
  • What happened that night, how the skiff escaped from the Maelstrom's fearsome eddies, how Ned Land, Conseil, and I got out of that whirlpool, I'm unable to say.†   (source)
  • But the whale rushed round in a sudden maelstrom; seized the swimmer between his jaws; and rearing high up with him, plunged headlong again, and went down.†   (source)
  • Then tossing both arms, with measureless imprecations he shouted out: "Aye, aye! and I'll chase him round Good Hope, and round the Horn, and round the Norway Maelstrom, and round perdition's flames before I give him up.†   (source)
  • Maelstrom!" they were shouting.†   (source)
  • So close did the monster come to the hull, that at first it seemed as if he meant it malice; but suddenly going down in a maelstrom, within three rods of the planks, he wholly disappeared from view, as if diving under the keel.†   (source)
  • That instant, the White Whale made a sudden rush among the remaining tangles of the other lines; by so doing, irresistibly dragged the more involved boats of Stubb and Flask towards his flukes; dashed them together like two rolling husks on a surf-beaten beach, and then, diving down into the sea, disappeared in a boiling maelstrom, in which, for a space, the odorous cedar chips of the wrecks danced round and round, like the grated nutmeg in a swiftly stirred bowl of punch.†   (source)
  • The Maelstrom!†   (source)
  • Maelstrom!†   (source)
  • Had I actually chosen to come to this particular time because it offered some sort of haven from that whirling maelstrom?†   (source)
  • …transoceanic currents, gulfstream, north and south equatorial courses: its violence in seaquakes, waterspouts, Artesian wells, eruptions, torrents, eddies, freshets, spates, groundswells, watersheds, waterpartings, geysers, cataracts, whirlpools, maelstroms, inundations, deluges, cloudbursts: its vast circumterrestrial ahorizontal curve: its secrecy in springs and latent humidity, revealed by rhabdomantic or hygrometric instruments and exemplified by the well by the hole in the wall at…†   (source)
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