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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Glitter (Verb)
 
  Glittering like an Eastern Caliph.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Glittered like spun glass.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Robes glitter like young sedge grass.
            —Anonymous
  3
        Glittered in the gloom
Like a gilt epitaph within a tomb.
            —Ambrose Bierce
  4
  Glittering, like a splendid wave that rises out of shapeless gloom.
            —Laurence Binyon
  5
  Cold glitter as of ice.
            —Thomas Carlyle
  6
  Glittered as if strewn with powdered pumice.
            —Gabriel D’Annunzio
  7
  Glittering as snow in the sunshine.
            —Alphonse Daudet
  8
  Glittered like dragon-flies.
            —Dr. John Doran
  9
  Glittered like fish from the sweep-net.
            —Alexandre Dumas, père
  10
  Glitters like a star.
            —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  11
  Glitter like heaven new-born.
            —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  12
  Glittered like dew.
            —Ranger Gull
  13
  Glittering like a lost jewel, which some ill-fated wanderer might pick up, and thenceforth be haunted by strange phantoms of guilt, sinkings of the heart, and unaccountable misfortune.
            —Nathaniel Hawthorne
  14
  Glittered and sparkled as if diamonds had been flung against it by the double handful.
            —Nathaniel Hawthorne
  15
  Glitter like an angel’s ladder.
            —Alfred Edward Housman
  16
  Glittering as a parterre.
            —Victor Hugo
  17
  Glitters like a sea of light.
            —Sigmund Krasinski
  18
  Glittered like a winter sun.
            —Owen Meredith
  19
  Glittering as steel.
            —Ouida
  20
  Eye glittered like rattlesnake’s.
            —Charles Reade
  21
  Genius glittered like the gloriola of a saint.
            —Charles Reade
  22
  Glittered like a sickle of tin.
            —Edgar Saltus
  23
  Glittering like the spangled dewdrop.
            —Sir Walter Scott
  24
  His armor glytteryde as dyd a glede.
            —Richard Sheil
  25
  Glittering as the wine-bright jacinth-stone.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  26
  Glittering as wine.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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  Glittered like a bed of flowers.
            —Alfred Tennyson
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  Glitter like a swarm of fire-flies tangled in a silver braid.
            —Alfred Tennyson
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  Glittered … like sleet-bound trees in wintry skies.
            —John Trumbull
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  Glitter… like the bayonets of a regiment on parade.
            —John. C. Van Dyke
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  Glitter … like the glass pendants of a chandelier.
            —John. C. Van Dyke
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They glitter in my fancy like the distant multihedral
Steeples, domes and sunlit turrets of some beautiful cathedral.
            —Eugene Fitch Ware
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  Glittering like an argent shield.
            —Oscar Wilde
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