Definition of gyre:
ringlet butterfly, squiggle, roster, curlicue, peal, cast, coil, helix, drum roll, circuit, roller, pealing, bowl, ringlet, disk, geometry, rolling, curl, axial motion, rolling wave, axial rotation, scroll, roll, whorl, band, spiral, circle, lock, ring, orb, bun, paradiddle, volute, wheel, bankroll.
And as I turned me round, and mine were touched By that which is apparent in that volume, Whenever on its gyre we gaze intent, A point beheld I, that was raying out Light so acute, the sight which it enkindles Must close perforce before such great acuteness.- "Divine-Comedy-Longfellow-s-Translation-Complete", Dante Alighieri.
What motion is at rest within thy deeps- What gyres of planets long become thy food- Worlds unconstrainable, That plunged therein to peace, Like tempest- worn and crew- forsaken ships; And suns that fell To huge and ultimate eclipse, And lasting gyre- release!- "The Star-Treader and other poems", Clark Ashton Smith.
Allotted gyre nor lawless comet- flight Shall find, and with its venturous ray return From gloom of undiscoverable scope, One ray of her to gladden into hope The doubtful eyes denied that truthward yearn, The faltering feet that grope.- "The Star-Treader and other poems", Clark Ashton Smith.