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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Reel
 
  Reeling as a clubbed man reels before he collapses.
            —Joseph Conrad
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  Reel like masts on ocean’s swell.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  2
  Reeling, to and fro, like a reed.
            —Victor Hugo
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  He reels like a ship that has met with waves raised by the southeast wind.
            —Osmanli Proverb
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  Reel like a leaf that’s drawn to a water-wheel.
            —Christina Georgina Rossetti
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  Reels as any reed under the wind.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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                Reeled
As waves wind-thwarted on the sea.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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  Reels like a falling cedar.
            —Torquato Tasso
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Reels, as the golden Autumn woodland reels
Athwart the smoke of burning weeds.
            —Alfred Tennyson
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  Reel to and fro and stagger like a drunkard.
            —Old Testament
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