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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Rocked like a leaf.
  Rocked like a ship at sea.
  The earth rocking as a ship borne over the waves.
            —Samuel Beal
            The burning phrase
Rocked on like ocean’s tidal swell.
            —Lord De Tabley
  Rock’d like Yankee in his chair.
            —Thomas Hood
  Rocking like the stately lilies beneath the stately sky.
            —Christina Georgina Rossetti
  Like sea-birds in the sunny main, rock idly.
            —Robert Southey
  Rocked like a mass of jelly that has been invisibly shaken.
            —Hermann Sudermann
  Head was on her breast, rock’d like a nautilus in calm mid-ocean.
            —N. P. Willis

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