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whirlwind

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whirlwind

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  1. A violent windstorm of limited extent, as the tornado, characterized by an inward spiral motion of the air with an upward current in the center; a vortex of air. It usually has a rapid progressive motion.
  2. (figuratively) A body of objects or events sweeping violently onward.
    The weeks leading up to the convention were a whirlwind of preparation and hurried activity.

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