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vortex
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
the shape of something rotating rapidly;
or: a powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides)
  • But then good society has its claret and its velvet carpets, its dinner-engagements six weeks deep, its opera and its faery ball-rooms; rides off its ennui on thoroughbred horses; lounges at the club; has to keep clear of crinoline vortices; gets its science done by Faraday, and its religion by the superior clergy who are to be met in the best houses,—how should it have time or need for belief and emphasis?
    4.3 -- Book 4 Chapter 3 -- A Voice from the Past (78% in)

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