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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Low as the grave.
  Low as horse’s hoof.
            —Scotch Ballad
  Low as zephyr, telling secrets to his rose.
            —Thomas Lovell Beddoes
  Lying low, like a malignant little animal under a hedge.
            —Joseph Conrad
  Low as a bushy bramble.
            —Charles Macklin
  Low as a baboon’s forehead.
            —Sydney Munden
  Low as Hell.
            —Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  Fall low as Persian to the sun.
            —Charles Sangster
  Low as to the fiends.
            —William Shakespeare
  As low as hell’s from heaven.
            —William Shakespeare
Low as the softest breath that passes in summer at evening
O’er the Æolian strings, felt there when nothing is moving,
Save the thistle-down, lighter than air, and the leaf of the aspen.
            —Robert Southey
  Low as broken crown.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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