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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Back … with the instinct of homing pigeons.
            —Mary Austin
  Backward as the wind sweeps flame.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  Backward, like a witch’s prayers.
            —Earl of Dorset
  Like the pace of a crab, backward.
            —Robert Greene
  Backward like the long wash of a wave.
            —Maurice Hewlett
  Spelling it backward, like a Hebrew book.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  Like a rope-maker’s were his ways, for still one line upon another he spun, and, like his hempen brother, kept going backwards all his days.
            —Horace Smith
  Slideth back as a backsliding heifer.
            —Old Testament
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