- s in the shape of a coil
- s forming one or more whorls (especially a whorl of leaves around a stem)
- Why spend money and energy to save, say, the frostweed or the small whorled pogonia? Medical benefits alone, says Thibodeau, could justify the center's efforts: "Well over a .
- Its whorled endpapers are the work of Niebelungian trolls who never see the sun.
- In the beginning was the whirred, whorled prose of James Joyce; now a group of unknowns have transformed Finnegans Wake into a movie.