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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Glistens like the forehead of morning.
                Glistened as still
As when on moonlit eves no zephyr spills the glistening dew.
            —Edwin Arnold
  Glistening, like a maid at her own ideas.
            —R. D. Blackmore
  Glistened like dormer-windows piled with snow.
            —R. D. Blackmore
  Glistened like a plate of beaten silver.
            —James Fenimore Cooper
  Glistened like the path of diamonds in the sun.
            —Charles Dickens
  Glistening … like the track of moonlight on the sea.
            —Thomas Hardy
  Glistens like a star.
            —Emma Lazarus
  Glistened as the tears in a widow’s eyes.
            —Camille Lemonnier
  Glistened like the dews of morn.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  Glistened like the sun in water.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  Glistened like the glow of precious stones.
            —George Mac-Henry
  His eyes dilated and glistened like the last flame that shoots up from an expiring fire.
            —Guy de Maupassant
  Glistens like a clump of stars.
            —Cosmo Monkhouse
  Glistening like gossamer.
            —James Montgomery
  Glisten like the glistening eyes of nightingales in vernal leaves.
            —Robert Noel
  Glistening like satin.
  Glistened, like a globe of burnished gold.
            —Edgar Allan Poe
Glistened like an emerald,
Beneath the glow-worm’s sheen.
            —Francis S. Saltus
  Glistring lyke glasse.
            —John Skelton
  Eye glistened like that of a rattlesnake.
            —Tobias Smollett
  Glistened like a tin roof in the noon-day sun.
            —Henry M. Stanley
  Glistening like the eyes of love.
            —Joseph Turnley

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