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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Swarm
 
  Swarmed like an ant-hill.
            —Anonymous
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  Swarmed like bees.
            —Anonymous
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  Swarming after, as a tail follows a comet.
            —Anonymous
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As wasps, provok’d by children in their play,
Pour from their mansions by the broad high-way,
In swarms the guiltless traveller engage,
Whet all their stings, and call forth all their rage:
All rise in arms, and with a gen’ral cry
Assert their waxen domes, and buzzing progeny.
Thus from the tents the fervent legion swarms,
So loud their clamours, and so keen their arms.
            —Homer (Pope)
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  Place swarmed like a fair.
            —Friedrich von Schiller
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