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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Glimmering faintly like the rack
O’ the moon in her own light cast back.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  Glimmer like a star in autumn’s hazy night.
            —William Cullen Bryant
Glimmers … like starry twinklers that momently break
Through the rifts of the gathering tempest’s rack.
            —Joseph Rodman Drake
Glimmering, like the balance-pan
That weighs its guinea as he weighs his man.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  Glimmer, like the last flicker of a night-light.
            —Victor Hugo
  Glimmer like a coral grove.
            —Walter Malone
  Glimmer like a butterfly.
            —Don Marquis
  The firelight glimmers upon the walls of your cherished home, like the Vestal fire of red upon the figures of adoring angels, or like the flame of Hebrew sacrifice, whose incense bore hearts to Heaven.
            —Donald G. Mitchell
  Tresses glimmering and gleaming like glad waters running over shelving shallows, rimmed with clover.
            —James Whitcomb Riley
  Glimmers like a meteor.
            —Samuel Rogers
  Glimmered like fire.
            —Francis S. Saltus
He glimmered apart
In solemn gloom
Like a dying lamp in a haunted tomb.
            —Richard H. Stoddard
  Glimmered through the misty sphere like moonlit marble.
            —Bayard Taylor
  Glimmered like a faint, vanishing tinge of blood on snow.
            —Henry Van Dyke
Glimmered like a pine tree dimly viewed
Through Alpine vapors.
            —William Wordsworth

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