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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Spin like a dervish.
  Spins like a top.
  Spin round like a withered leaf blown from the tree.
Spinning like a plummet down
Into the spacious gulf of deep blue air.
            —Lord De Tabley
  Spinning like water flung from a top.
            —Lord Dunsany
  Spinning like bubbles in a river.
            —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  Spins like a fretful midge.
            —Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  Spinning like mill wheels.
            —Julian Street
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