Google Books Ngram Viewer

Graph these comma-separated phrases:
case-insensitive
between and from the corpus with smoothing of .  
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1800 - 1809 1810 - 1869 1870 - 1873 1874 - 1963 1964 - 2008 swift as a swallow English
1800 - 1819 1820 - 1897 1898 - 1903 1904 - 1978 1979 - 2008 quick as a bird English
1800 - 1888 1889 - 1915 1916 - 1923 1924 - 1994 1995 - 2008 quick as a wink English

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