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Swarm, vb. 1) to throng in multitudes: “our peasants, who in unnecessary action s. about our squares of battle,” H5 IV, 2, 27. the plebeians --ing at their heels, H5 Chor. H5 IV, 2, 27 “the common people by numbers s. to us,” H6C IV, 2, 2. “the multiplying villanies of nature do s. upon him,” Mcb. I, 2, 12. Inserted in H6C II, 6, 8 by M. Edd. from the surreptitious Qq.
2) to be crowded, to be overrun: “her wholesome herbs --ing with caterpillars,” R2 III, 4, 47.
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