spiral

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  • Info In mathematics, a spiral is a curve which emanates from a central point, getting progressively farther away as it revolves around the point.
  • So he stopped the engines and they spiraled once more toward the earth. Cited from Lost In The Air, by Roy J. Snell
  • With them she built for him a gate in spiral shape through which all men should pass.
  • Her life spirals out of control when she is charged with a murder.
  • It was last seen spiraling out of control with much of its tail shot away.
  • A red band spirals through the center of the image, over a green background.
  • As noted above, spirals are common, and are apparently used in several ways.
  • Players must hop on one foot to the center of the spiral and back out again.
  • Circle line services go through both of the sub-surface stations as part of a spiral route.
  • He was looking for the gas to rise in three or four well-defined spirals. Cited from The Captain of the Kansas, by Louis Tracy
  • Birds meet in the air, hook their feet together and spiral down together.
  • The dust storm in late March spiralled around a strong low pressure system.
  • He quit work early and spent over an hour spiraling around the camp, but saw nothing. Cited from Little Fuzzy, by Henry Beam Piper
  • Yet, by this stage, events were rapidly spiralling out of his control.
  • During this time Spiral leaves the team for her own reasons.
  • The course spirals up and is completed once the player reaches the top.
  • The outside edge death spirals are considered more difficult than the inside edge variants.
  • His acting career ground to a halt as his life spiraled out of control.
  • The last part of the spiral meets an earlier part to form a circle.
  • This results in a spiral of water movement down the water column.
  • Then stones fall from a mountain-top into the stream and spirals of bright water rise to meet them. Cited from The Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Volume 10
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Meaning of spiral

  • noun A plane curve traced by a point circling about the center but at increasing distances from the center
  • noun A continuously accelerating change in the economy
  • noun Ornament consisting of a curve on a plane that winds around a center with an increasing distance from the center
  • noun Flying downward in a helical path with a large radius
  • verb Form a spiral
    The path spirals up the mountain