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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Laughter rich as woodland thunder.
            —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  Laughter and tears are meant to turn the same machinery of sensibility; one is wind-power, and the other water-power: that is all.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  Laughter like a chime of bells.
            —Charles Reade
Soft laughter as of light that stirs the sea
With darkling sense of dawn ere dawn may be.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Laughter soft as tears.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool.
            —Old Testament
Sweet laughter in mirthfulness artlessly flowing
Like zephyrs at play through a fairy flute blowing.
            —Ralph D. Williams
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