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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Heavy as a boarding-house dumpling.
  Heavy as death.
            —Matthew Arnold
  Heavy as a panegyric.
            —William Congreve
  Heavy as the hand of death.
            —Charles Dickens
  Head as heavy as alderman’s.
            —Henry Fielding
  Hung heavy as an opiate.
            —Thomas Hardy
  Heavy and lumpish … like a defunct nightmare, which had perished in the midst of its wickedness, and left its flabby corpse on the breast of the tormented one, to be gotten rid of as it might.
            —Nathaniel Hawthorne
  Heavy, like a spade that digs in clay.
            —Richard Hengist Horne
            Heavy as remembered sin
That will not suffer sleep or thought to ease.
            —Rudyard Kipling
  Lies heavy … like murder on a guilty soul.
            —Friedrich von Schiller
  Heavy as lead.
            —John Skelton
  Heavier than the sands of the sea.
            —Old Testament
  Heavy as a Dutchman.
            —Mrs. Henry Wood
  Heavy as frost.
            —William Wordsworth
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