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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Harmless as a strawberry festival.
  Harmless as Sancho’s ass.
  Harmless as the turtle-dove.
            —Patrick Brontë
  Harmless and pleasant as the murmur of brook and wind.
            —Robert Buchanan
  Harmless as an infant’s play.
            —William Cowper
  Harmlesse as the bee that doeth but taste the flower and flee away.
            —William Drummond
  Harmless as reptiles kept in spirits.
            —Sydney Munden
  Harmless as the turtle of the woods.
            —Thomas Otway
  Harmless as a paper tiger.
            —Chinese Proverb
  Harmless as my life’s first day.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Harmless as the lightning life of song.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Harmless … as petals of a flower.
            —Bayard Taylor
  Harmless as doves.
            —New Testament
  Harmless as a babe.
            —William Wordsworth
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