The word ‘gyre’ is used by writers, especially poets, to describe any whirling, spiral or circular motion. Its appearance in Spenser, Jonson, Fletcher, Drayton, Mrs Browning and Rossetti as a noun, and in Southey, Drayton, Fletcher, Barlow, Meredith, Hall and Carroll as a verb, need not cause any difficulty. It is an unusual word, but its meaning is clear, and it obviously corresponds to the commonplace ‘ gyration’.
KeywordsSymbolic Meaning Whirling Motion Break Branch Catastrophic Change Unusual Word
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