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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Tumble
 
  Tumbled and jumbled, as in Titan wars.
            —Lord De Tabley
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  “Squatter Sovereignty” squatted out of existence, tumbled down like a temporary scaffolding.
            —Abraham Lincoln
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  Tumbling about in her head like a world in disruption.
            —George Meredith
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            Time eftsoon will tumble
All of us together like leaves in a gust,
Humbled indeed down into the dust.
            —Joaquin Miller
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  Tumbling … like rolling empty barrels down stairs.
            —Mark Twain
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