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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Leap like a cock at a blackberry.
  Leaps, like happy hearts by holiday made light.
            —Bernard Barton
  Leaped in the air like a shot rabbit.
            —R. D. Blackmore
        Leaps like a young horse
Who bites against the new bit in his teeth,
And tugs and struggles against the new-tried rein.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
                Leap such leap
As lands the feet in Heaven.
            —Robert Browning
  Leapt like a tongue of fire that cleaves the smoke.
            —Robert Browning
  Leaps like a bared sword.
            —Rudyard Kipling
  Leap like trout in May.
            —Rudyard Kipling
  Leaped as if stung by an electric shock.
            —George B. McCutcheon
  Leapt like a leaping sword.
            —Joaquin Miller
  Leap away lyke froges.
            —John Skelton
  Leaped like a roebuck from the plain.
            —H. and J. Smith
  Leaping like wanton kids in pleasant spring.
            —Edmund Spenser
  He leaped like a man shot.
            —Robert Louis Stevenson
  Leap, like moody madness to the changing moon.
            —John Struthers
  Leaps clear as a flame from the pyres of the dead.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Leaps like fire.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
                Leap up
As red wine mantling in a royal cup.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Leaps up as the foe’s heart leaps.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Leapt like a passing thought.
            —Alfred Tennyson
  Leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array.
            —Old Testament
  Leapt as lightly as weanling fawns that leap around the doe.
  Leap like a caressing angel.
            —N. P. Willis
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