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seethe
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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Definition
to be angry — especially when holding the anger within

or:

to move vigorously in-place — such as boiling water, an agitated crowd, or a basket of writhing (squirming) snakes
  • The cradle-rockers had done hard duty for so many years, under the weight of so many children, on that flagstone floor, that they were worn nearly flat, in consequence of which a huge jerk accompanied each swing of the cot, flinging the baby from side to side like a weaver's shuttle, as Mrs Durbeyfield, excited by her song, trod the rocker with all the spring that was left in her after a long day's seething in the suds.
    1 — The Maiden (19% in)

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