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swollen head

noun
1.
another term for swelled head
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  • "The fact is, that he's suffering from a swollen head," remarked the curate, who used slang as a proof of manliness.

    The Hero William Somerset Maugham
  • The swollen head and face and ears are nothing to the charm of sensual indulgence.

  • At seven o'clock the next morning Lovely, from his delicious bed, gazed across at the swollen head of the Gutter Pup.

    The Eternal Boy Owen Johnson
  • You may have a swollen head and a ready trigger-finger, but you were so far out of your class that you just weren't in the race.

    The Ethical Engineer Henry Maxwell Dempsey
  • Yet he often throws it away and exhibits a case of swollen head by bellowing his "Hey you!"

    Manpower Lincoln Clarke Andrews
  • He who is too big for his boots must needs limp; and he who has a swollen head is in perpetual discomfort.

    The Treasury of Ancient Egypt Arthur E. P. B. Weigall
  • Margery's swollen head was treated until the soreness had become eased a little.

  • Her almost too abundant hair had been piled over a pad, which gave her the appearance of having a swollen head.

    The Limit Ada Leverson
  • She looked from my swollen head to the open bag, and then to Wardrop's pale face.

    The Window at the White Cat Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Captain Lake was possibly suffering from what would now be termed a "swollen head."

    Cornish Characters S. Baring-Gould

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