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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Swells as the poised ocean to the attracting moon obedient swells.
            —Mark Akenside
  Swells like an angry hen ruffling her feathers.
  Swelling like a tragic organ note.
  Swells like mushrooms.
  Swelled like the gourd.
  Voice swells up like mutter’d thunder.
            —Lord Byron
  Hearts swelling in presence of the Queen of Hearts; like the sea swelling when once near its moon.
            —Thomas Carlyle
  Swellynge like bubbles in a boillynge welle.
            —Thomas Chatterton
  His voice swelled like a sanctus rising from the choir of a cathedral.
            —Thomas De Quincey
  Swell like a corporation which has been attached to a hose.
            —George Fitch
  Swelled like a sail by the sea-breeze.
            —Gustave Flaubert
  Swell like bubbles, shine and break.
            —John Gay
  Swells like a filthy toad with secret spite.
            —William Gifford
  Swelling like a torrent.
            —George Granville
  Swelled, like toad that meets disaster.
            —Lemuel Hopkins
  Swell like a boil.
            —Ben Jonson
  Swells like the chant of serenader or the chimes of silver bells.
            —Alexander Beaufort Meek
                Swelling on
Like the waves of eternity.
            —Thomas Moore
  Swell up like a stock company leading man.
            —George Jean Nathan
  Swelled like a psalm.
            —Sir Joseph Noel Paton
  Swell, like round and orient pearls.
            —William Shakespeare
  Swells like a sail before a favouring breeze.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Swell like a shirt bleaching in high wind.
            —John Tobin
  Swells like the bosom of a man set free.
            —William Wordsworth
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