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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  As swiftly as a reach of still water is crisped by the wind.
  Swiftly like a cloud scud on a breezy day.
            —Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  Swiftly as the explosion of a rifle cartridge follows the falling of the hammer.
            —Robert Edgren
  Swiftly as smiles are caught in looks that meet.
            —George Eliot
  Swiftly as the dolphins glide.
            —Thomas Hood
  Swiftly as a bright Phœbean dart.
            —John Keats
  Swiftly, like birds that skim the air.
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