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From: Kieran Mullen <kieran@phyast.nhn.ou.edu>
Subject: (whorl) Re:  Digest whorl.v008.n042
Date: Fri, 15 May 1998 14:03:55 

>From: Peter Westlake <peter@harlequin.co.uk>
>Subject: Name of the _Whorl_
>Date: Thu, 14 May 1998 12:26:17 +0100
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>Is there any special reason for the _Whorl_'s name?
>It doesn't seem like an obvious choice for a hollowed-out

    I thought there were at least two reasons:

(1)  The resonance with the word "world".  Wolfe likes wordplay.

(2)  If you are living on the surface of a cylinder and look down it,
     far away it will look like a whirlpool (I think).  Does anyone
     know what the aspect ratio of the Whorl is?   

               Kieran Mullen

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