Even from where they sat they could hear the faint whirr of a dynamo.
From behind the house came the softly muffled roar of the tide sweeping in, and, with sharper insistence, the whirr of machinery from the boathouse.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
He gently places her with her back to the crashing engine that constantly whirrs
up and falls, and she looks into his face and thanks him.
The vexation I feel is no different from the pique that engulfs me when, starting the car in the morning, all it will do in response is whirr
, and then after a couple more tries, it goes completely dead.
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13 Old 14 Pea 15 Require 17 Egg 19 Gave 21 East 23 Poor 25 Acts 27 Mrs 29 Speaker 31 Eat 34 Bra 36 Agile 37 Evasion 38 Del 39 Ask 40 Stand at ease DOWN: 1 Tool 2 Head 3 Undress 4 Hard up 5 Lower 6 Ship 7 Sure 8 T-bone 10 Brave 16 Ego 18 Get 20 Arm 22 Ass 24 Operate 25 Ahead 26 Camera 28 Shank 30 Preen 32 Ages 33 Tilt 34 Bias 35 Rose