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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Long as a day without bread.
  Long as a Devonshire lane,—which has no turning.
  Long as an obituary.
  Long as the moral law.
  Long as a Thanksgiving sermon.
            —J. R. Bartlett’s Dictionary of Americanisms
  Long as death.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  Long as an epic.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  Face as long as an undertaker’s.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  Longer than a lawsuit.
            —Thomas Dekker
  Long and slender, like a cat’s elbow.
            —Thomas Fuller
  Long as the spear of Aaron.
            —Charles B. Loomis
            Her sorrow as long
As the passage of numberless ages in slumberless song.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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