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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Grow like a cow’s tail, downwards.
  Grows like Jimson weed in a pile of compost.
  We do not make our thoughts; they grow in us like grain in a wood.
            —Philip James Bailey
  Growing like smoke.
            —Frances Hodgson Burnett
  Grow like grass in May.
            —George Eliot
Like some fair plant beneath my careful hand
He grew, he flourish’d and he grac’d the land.
            —Homer (Pope)
  That grows with gazing on, like lover’s beauty.
            —Gerald Massey
  Grew like the summer grass.
            —William Shakespeare
  Grow like weeds on a neglected tomb.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Grows great as the moon through the month.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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