The Dutch teenager, an avid field hockey, soccer, and tennis player, went to rehab, but as the swelling abated, her leg grew numb.
Not hard to imagine what drives this number – money, the ever swelling lubricant of elective office.
swelling, pus, the whole shebang; an angry reaction that lasted weeks.
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.
swelling swell·ing (swěl'ĭng)
Something swollen, especially an abnormally swollen body part or area.
A primordial elevation that develops into a fold, ridge, or process.
: He listened to her sweet-talk very receptively (1945+)
To seek to persuade or soften someone, esp by flattery and endearments; fat mouth (1936+)
of Jordan (Jer. 12:5), literally the "pride" of Jordan (as in R.V.), i.e., the luxuriant thickets of tamarisks, poplars, reeds, etc., which were the lair of lions and other beasts of prey. The reference is not to the overflowing of the river banks. (Comp. 49:19; 50:44; Zech. 11:3).