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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Loose as … negligence.
            —James Cawthorn
  Loose as the stubble in the field.
            —George Croly
  Loose as a vine-branch blowing in the morn.
            —Austin Dobson
  Loose as the wrapper of a two-for-fiver.
            —O. Henry
  Loose as Cossack pantaloons.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  Loose as eggs in a nest.
            —Walter Savage Landor
Hang loose about him, like a giant’s robe
Upon a dwarfish thief.
            —William Shakespeare
  Loose as the flame that flutters on the grate.
            —Alexander Smith
  Loose, like a Comet’s refluent tresses, hung her heavenly hair dispersed.
            —Robert Southey
  Loose as the petals of roses discrowned.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Loose as the breeze that plays along the downs.
            —James Thomson
  The reins loose as flying ribbons.
            —Lewis Wallace
  Loose as a cloud-wreath on the sky.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier

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