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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Laugh (Verb)
  Laugh like a loon.
  Laughing like a stentor.
  Laughed like a bell.
            —R. D. Blackmore
  Laughed as if he had drowned a dog.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  Laugh on one side, like the masks of the ancients.
            —Alexandre Dumas, père
  To laugh like Robin Goodfellow—a long, loud, hearty horse laugh.
            —Robert Forby (Vocabulary of East Anglia)
  Laughed like the sun.
            —Richard Le Gallienne
  Laughed as incessantly as a bird sings.
            —Guy de Maupassant
  Laughed like a bowlful of jelly.
            —Clement. C. Moore
  Laugh like a swarm of flies.
            —François Rabelais
  He laughed like the screech of a rusty hinge.
            —James Whitcomb Riley
  Laugh, like parrots, at a bag-piper.
            —William Shakespeare
  Laughed, like a happy fountain in a cave brightening the gloomy rocks.
            —Alexander Smith
  Laughs like beech-leaves ringing in the light.
            —Trumbull Stickney
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