a more or less vertical column of air whirling around itself as it moves over the surface of the Earth
- The room was so untidy that it looks as though a whirl wind has been through it.
- whirl wind caused by Liu Guo - guang
- whirl wind caused by lang xian - pin
- See the snowflakes leaping, dancing like flowers in the whirling wind.
- The wind was whispering in the trees.
- The wind whirled the dead leaves about.