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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Joyful as flowers when they are filled to the brim with dew.
  Joyful as a nest.
  Joyful as a fly.
            —Arabian Nights
  Joyful as the back of a gravestone.
            —G. F. Northall (Folk Phrases)
  Joyfully as the shepherd bears a strayed lamb to the fold.
            —Charles Reade
  Joyful as the light.
            —Christina Gabriel Rossetti
  Joyful as the sea.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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