Ernest Hemingway's correspondence is expected to swell to a staggering 12 volumes.
Irene moved through fast enough that there was some swell left over after the wind died.
Toff, (slang) n: a person of the upper classes; a swell, dandy; a good sort.
Old English swellan "grow or make bigger" (past tense sweall, past participle swollen), from Proto-Germanic *swelnanan (cf. Old Saxon swellan, Old Norse svella, Old Frisian swella, Middle Dutch swellen, Dutch zwellen, Old High German swellan, German schwellen), of unknown origin.
early 13c., "a morbid swelling," from swell (v.). In reference to a rise of the sea, it is attested from c.1600. The meaning "wealthy, elegant person" is first recorded 1786; hence the adjectival meaning "fashionably dressed or equipped" (1810), both from the notion of "puffed-up, pompous" behavior. The sense of "good, excellent" first occurs 1897, and as a stand-alone expression of satisfaction it is recorded from 1930 in American English.
: He listened to her sweet-talk very receptively (1945+)verb phrase
To seek to persuade or soften someone, esp by flattery and endearments; fat mouth (1936+)