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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Listened … like a stag whose mysterious faculties had detected the footsteps of the distant hounds in the gale.
            —James Fenimore Cooper
  Listened like one in whom a train of novel ideas had been excited by the reasoning of the other.
            —James Fenimore Cooper
  It is like eating vanilla cream in Paradise listening to beautiful music.
            —Camille Lemonnier
  Holding his breath and listening … like a burglar who is going to break into a house.
            —Guy de Maupassant
  Listened like a cushat dove that listens to its mate alone.
            —Christina Georgina Rossetti

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