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graveyard spiral

graveyard spiral
 n.— «He told naval authorities that while he was over Cherry Point in thick clouds at 40,000 feet the Banshee suddenly went out of control and nosed into a “graveyard spiral,” a downward banking motion at increasing speed.» —“’Chutes 6 Miles And Lives” by Lloyd Norman Chicago Daily Tribune Sept. 17, 1949. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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