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