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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Hang as high as Haman.
  Hanging like Mahomet’s coffin, between earth and heaven.
  Hang together like bees.
  Hang together like birds.
  Hang together like burrs.
  Hangs together like a rope of sand.
  Like Mahomet’s coffin, the shocking word hung half-way ’twixt the root and the tip of the tongue.
            —Richard Harris Barham
  One snowy cloud hangs, like an avalanche of frozen light upon the peak of night’s cerulean Alp.
            —Thomas Lovell Beddoes
  Hung, like words of transport trembling on the tongue, too strong for utterance.
            —Robert Bloomfield
  Hang like Mahomet in the air.
            —Samuel Butler
  You dosed me with a drug that hangs about my tongue like a pound-weight on a humming-bird’s wing.
            —James Fenimore Cooper
  Hangs his head … like bending lilies over-charg’d with rain.
            —Richard Duke
  Hung like heaven around.
            —Gerald Massey
  Hang like a tail.
            —George Meredith
  Hangs on the heart like a nightmare.
            —Owen Meredith
Hung like mists o’er sleeping streams
In uninhabitable lands.
            —T. Buchanan Read
  Hung like a vapor in the cloudless sky.
            —Samuel Rogers
  Hung like an icicle on a Dutchman’s beard.
            —William Shakespeare
            His listless hand
Hung like dead bone within its withered skin.
            —William Shakespeare
  Hangs like flax on a distaff.
            —William Shakespeare
  Hang me in a bottle like a cat, and shoot at me.
            —William Shakespeare
  Hang upon him like a disease.
            —William Shakespeare
  Hang upon my tongue like a new-married wife upon her husband’s neck.
            —William Shakespeare
  She hangs upon the cheek of night
Like a rich jewel in an Ethiope’s ear.
            —William Shakespeare
  Hang on her lips like a padlock on a pedlar’s budget.
            —Edward Sharpham
  Hung like bees on mountain-flowers.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Hang like night on heaven above me.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Hangs heavy as the dewiest poppy.
            —Arthur Upson
  Hang like sackcloth on a wanton nun.
            —Thomas Wade
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