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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Hover as a hawk.
  Hover like a moth around a flame.
  Hovered round the work like rainbow round a fountain.
            —Philip James Bailey
  Hovering like the summer sky.
            —M. A. Browne
  Hover—like a moth intoxicated with light.
            —John Galsworthy
                Hovering near,
Like some base vulture in the battle’s rear.
            —Reginald Heber
  Hovered, like a spectre, in the background of all her imaginations.
            —Charles Kingsley
                Strives and hovers
As a bird above the brood her bosom covers.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Hovers as birds that impend on the sea.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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