or use Advanced Search
if you are searching for a compound word, note that it might appear in any of three ways, reflecting varied editorial practice: spaced ('house keeper'), solid ('housekeeper'), or hyphenated ('house-keeper')

Search results

Search phrase: whirlpool

Plays

 1 result(s). alternate result(s)
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
King LearKL III.iv.51ford and whirlpool, o'er bog and quagmire, that hathSword, and Whirle-Poole, o're Bog, and Quagmire, that hath

Poems

 0 result(s).

Glossary

 3 result(s).
Charybdis[pron: ka'ribdis] mythological whirlpool in the Straits of Messina which swallowed ships whole
eddywhirlpool
gulfwhirlpool

Thesaurus

 3 result(s).
whirlpoolCharybdis
whirlpoolgulf
whirlpooleddy

Themes and Topics

 1 result(s).
World [outside Britain], places and peoples...charybdis mv iii v 14 mythological whirlpool in the straits of messina which swallowe...

Words Families

 0 result(s).

Snippets

 0 result(s).
SHAKESPEARE'S WORDS © 2022 DAVID CRYSTAL & BEN CRYSTAL