swirling
 n.— «While they may not return immediately, they will return to us over a period of time. And by us it may not necessarily be Rio Salado. It could be any of our sister colleges or the public or private universities in the area. They become what we call swirling students. So we no longer have the student who is loyal just to one institution, but the student who kind of shops around for what it is they’re looking for at the moment.» —“Analysis: Purposes of a college education” by Linda Thor NPR: Talk of the Nation May 8, 2002. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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