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Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.

Round (Adverb)

Round and round like a boiling potful.
—J. M. Barrie

Round and round, like a dance of snow
In a dazzling drift.
—J. M. Barrie

Round and round they flew,
As when, in spring, about a chimney-top,
A cloud of twittering swallows, just returned,
Wheel round and round, and turn and wheel again,
Unwinding their swift track.
—William Cullen Bryant

Round and round in the same circle, like a dog in a wheel, or a horse in a mill.
—Robert Burton

Go round and round like Catherine wheels.
—O. Henry

Circles round, like the soft waving wings of noonday dreams.
—Percy Bysshe Shelley