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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Swollen
 
  Swollen as the cheeks of jubilant cherubim.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
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  Swollen immensely, like that of a man who has been drowned and lain under water for many weeks.
            —Edgar Allan Poe
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  Swollen like a bladder.
            —Richard Brinsley Sheridan
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