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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Heaved and sighed like the dying gasp of a syphon bottle.
Heaves …
Like a mighty ship in pain,
Facing the tempest with struggle and strain.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  Heaves like a water-weed that opens to the wave.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  Heaves like a long-swept wave about to break.
            —Lord Byron
  Heaved like the surface of the sea.
            —Alexandre Dumas, père
  Heaved as in his breast the waves of life kept heaving to and fro.
            —Thomas Hood
  Heaving … like the sea in the background of a marine piece at the theatre.
            —George Meredith
  Heaved like ridgy waves.
Heart heaved as a man’s death-smitten with a dart
That smites him sleeping, warm and full of life.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne

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