No, they came in a body, they came with a whirr
and a rush, they came like a volley from a battery; came with heads low down, plumes streaming out behind, lances advanced at a level.
And very faint now, but very distinct through the hot, quiet air, one heard the whirr
of a machine-gun that was presently stilled, and an intermittent cracking of rifles.
When the vile thing drew breath, Kim was reassured by the soft, sewing-machine- like whirr
But early as he woke on the next morning--and although there was an excuse for not prolonging sleep in the constant whirr
and rattle of the "donkey" engine winches of the great ship--he met the eyes of Adam fixed on him from his berth.
Wheels creak on their axles as the cogs engage one another and the revolving pulleys whirr
with the rapidity of their movement, but a neighboring wheel is as quiet and motionless as though it were prepared to remain so for a hundred years; but the moment comes when the lever catches it and obeying the impulse that wheel begins to creak and joins in the common motion the result and aim of which are beyond its ken.
Most suddenly I heard the whirr
of his hated reel, as he struck a fish.
Even from where they sat they could hear the faint whirr
of a dynamo.
Even as he looked one of the archers drew his sword with a sharp whirr
of steel and stept up to the lost man.
At the signal, a loud whirr
of wings in quick flight was heard and a large Falcon came and settled itself on the window ledge.
Verily, in those have I mine amusement: wherever I find such clocks I shall wind them up with my mockery, and they shall even whirr
Paul's cheery soprano, lifted in a hymn, doated through the trees, accompanied by the whirr
of an egg-beater.
The measured motion of their shadows on the walls, was the substitute Coketown had to show for the shadows of rustling woods; while, for the summer hum of insects, it could offer, all the year round, from the dawn of Monday to the night of Saturday, the whirr
of shafts and wheels.