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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Ghastly
 
  Ghastly as broad-eyed slumber.
            —Anonymous
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Ghastly as smiles on some fair maniac’s face
Smiling unconscious o’er her bridegroom’s corse.
            —George Eliot
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  Ghastly as a laugh in hell.
            —Thomas Hardy
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  Ghastly as a tyrant’s dream.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
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  Face ghastly … like a dead man’s by the sepulchral lamp.
            —Robert Southey
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