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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  A lip like Persuasion’s, calling on us to kiss it.
  Lips just tinted like pink shells.
  Lips that flamed like scarlet wine.
  Lips like coralline.
            —Arabian Nights
  Dainty lips like double carnelian.
            —Arabian Nights
  Lips, as smooth and tender … as rose-leaves in a coppice wild.
            —Thomas Ashe
  Curving lips like wave half-furled.
            —Alfred Austin
  Lips like rosebuds peeping out of snow.
            —Philip James Bailey
  Music lives within thy lips like a nightingale in roses.
            —Philip James Bailey
Her lippes, erst like the corall redde,
Did waxe both wan and pale.
            —English Ballad
  Lippes like roses dropping dew.
            —English Ballad
  Her lips were like pomegranate blossoms.
            —Arlo Bates
  A lip like ripest cherries.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  The Circassian damsel’s … lips are like taverns of wine.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
Curved like an archer’s bow to send the bitter arrows out.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
                Lips shook
Like a rose leaning o’er a brook,
Which vibrates though it is not struck.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Lips with such sweetness in their honeyed deeps
As fills the rose in which the fairy sleeps.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  Lips like the red of Christmas holly.
            —Frances Hodgson Burnett
Her lips are like the cherries ripe
That sunny walls of Boreas screen.
They tempt the taste and charm the sight.
            —Robert Burns
  Her lips like dewy rosebuds are.
            —Wilfred Campbell
  Lippes rede as rose.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  Her lips are like two budded roses whom ranks of lilies neighbor nigh.
            —Henry Constable
  Lips gay like the rose.
            —Lady Florence Dixie
  Her lips are like the muscatel.
            —Austin Dobson
  Like rubies are created their two lips.
  Lips as rounded as a cherry.
            —Edmund Gosse
  Lips like warm carnations.
            —Edmund Gosse
Her lips are roses over-washed with dew,
Or like the purple of Narciss’ flower.
            —Robert Greene
With lips, like hanging fruit, whose hue
Is ruby ’neath a bloom of blue.
            —T. Gordon Hake
  Lips that spoil the ruby’s praise.
            —John Harrington
  Red lips like a living, laughing rose.
            —Laurence Hope
A quiet smile played around his lips,
As the eddies and dimples of the tide play round the bows of ships.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
That open like the morn, breathing perfumes,
On such as dare approach them.
            —Philip Massinger
  Lips … like a ripe raspberry.
            —Catulle Mendès
  Lips like the carmine’s ruddy glow.
            —Francis S. Saltus
  Lips, like roses dropping myrrh.
            —George Sandys
  Lips … like roses ere they blow.
            —John G. Saxe
  Ruby lips … like rosebuds in spring.
            —Stephen Smith
  Her lips lyke cherries charming men to byte.
            —Edmund Spenser
  Lips like rose-petals blown apart.
            —Frank L. Stanton
  Lips like blood spilt on it.
            —John M. Synge
  Lips like the honeyed lips of Hylas.
            —Bayard Taylor
  Lips, parting like a loose bow, that just has launched its arrow.
            —Bayard Taylor
  My lips are like a thread of scarlet.
            —Old Testament
  His lips like lilies, dropping sweet-smelling myrrh.
            —Old Testament
  The red colour of her lips like that of a gourd.
            —Vikram and the Vampire
From lips as the lips of Hylas sweet,
And moved like twin roses which zephyrs meet.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
Through the open lips shone visibly a delicate line of pearl,
Like a white vein within a rosy shell.
            —N. P. Willis
  Lipp’d like a lily, and as white as it.
            —N. P. Willis
  Like sunset were her lips.
            —William Butler Yeats

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