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  • 1 swell the ranks — phrase to increase the number of people in a group Soldiers leave the army, only to end up swelling the ranks of the homeless. Thesaurus: club membership and joining a club, organization or grouphyponym to leave a club, organization or… …

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  • 2 swell the ranks — to increase the number of people in a group Soldiers leave the army, only to end up swelling the ranks of the homeless …

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  • 3 The Kingston Trio — s original lineup: Dave Guard, Bob Shane and Nick Reynolds Background information Origin Palo Alto, Calif …

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  • 4 swell — The verb has the past tense swelled and the past participle swollen, although swelled is sometimes used for the past participle when the reference is to a specified increase in size or numbers rather than to an unwelcome or harmful expansion or… …

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  • 5 swell — swell1 [swel] v past tense swelled past participle swollen [ˈswəulən US ˈswou ] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(size)¦ 2¦(amount/number)¦ 3 swell with pride/anger etc 4¦(shape)¦ 5¦(sound)¦ 6¦(sea)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: swellan] …

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  • 6 swell — swell1 [ swel ] (past tense swelled; past participle swelled or swol|len [ swoulən ] ) verb * 1. ) swell or swell up intransitive to become larger than normal, usually because of liquid collecting inside: My ankles tend to swell when I travel by… …

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  • 7 swell — 1 verb past tense swelledpast participle swollen 1 PART OF YOUR BODY (I) also swell up to gradually increase in size: Her ankle was already starting to swell. 2 PEOPLE (T) to gradually increase in amount or number: We asked them to come to the… …

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  • 8 swell — I UK [swel] / US verb Word forms swell : present tense I/you/we/they swell he/she/it swells present participle swelling past tense swelled past participle swollen UK [ˈswəʊlən] / US [ˈswoʊlən] * 1) a) swell or swell up [intransitive] to become… …

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  • 9 Swell (bookbinding) — In bookbinding, swell refers to the increased thickness of a textblock along its spine edge after sewing. Swell is a function of the number of sections in the book, the kind of paper used, the style of sewing, and the thickness of the sewing… …

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  • 10 swell — I. verb (swelled; swelled or swollen; swelling) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English swellan; akin to Old High German swellan to swell Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. a. to expand (as in size, volume, or numbers) gradually… …

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  • 11 Swell — Swell, n. 1. The act of swelling. [1913 Webster] 2. Gradual increase. Specifically: (a) Increase or augmentation in bulk; protuberance. (b) Increase in height; elevation; rise. [1913 Webster] Little River affords navigation during a swell to… …

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  • 12 Swell shark — Swell Swell, n. 1. The act of swelling. [1913 Webster] 2. Gradual increase. Specifically: (a) Increase or augmentation in bulk; protuberance. (b) Increase in height; elevation; rise. [1913 Webster] Little River affords navigation during a swell… …

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  • 13 The Mad Gasser of Mattoon — (also known as The Anesthetic Prowler , The Mad Anesthetist , and The Phantom Anesthetist , The Mad Gasser of Roanoke , or simply Mad Gasser ) was the name given to the person or persons believed to be behind a series of apparent gas attacks that …

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  • 14 The Belgariad — is a five book fantasy epic written by David Eddings. The series tells the story of the recovery of the Orb of Aldur and coming of age of Garion, an orphaned farmboy. Garion is accompanied by his aunt Polgara and grandfather Belgarath as they try …

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  • 15 The Knight of the Burning Pestle — is a play by Francis Beaumont, first performed in 1607 and first published in a quarto in 1613. It is notable as the first whole parody (or pastiche) play in English. The play is a satire on chivalric romances in general, similar to Don Quixote …

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  • 16 The Necromancer; or, The Tale of the Black Forest —   Author(s) Ludwig Flammenberg (pesudonym of Carl Friedrich Kahlert) …

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  • 17 The New Biographical Dictionary of Film — The New Biographical Dictionary of Film, Fourth Edition   …

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  • 18 The Super Gators — are a group of students from the University of Florida that attend football games dressed as super heroes. The group s legendary wardrobe consists of a neon orange hunting style (or beanie) hat, face paint, orange shorts, blue knee socks, and… …

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  • 19 The Bridge (long poem) — The Bridge , first published in 1930, is Hart Crane s first, and only, attempt at an American long poem. (Its primary status as either an epic or a series of lyrical poems remains contested; recent criticism tends to read it as a hybrid, perhaps… …

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  • 20 Swell (ocean) — Ocean swell redirects here. For the thoroughbred racehorse, see Ocean Swell. Breaking swell waves at Hermosa Beach, California …

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