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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Mute as a funeral procession.
  Mute as a poker.
  Mute as death.
  Mute as fate.
  Mute as Mumchance, who was hanged for saying nothing.
  Mute as the Tiber.
  Mute as fishes.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  Mute as mice.
            —Emily Brontë
  Mute as snow.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  Mute as the dead.
            —Thomas Campbell
  Mute, like one who pondered on strange and unaccountable events.
            —James Fenimore Cooper
  Mute as the grave.
            —Abraham Cowley
  Mute as the wine we drink.
            —Bartholomew Dowling
  As mute as the tomb.
            —Alexandre Dumas, père
  As mute and motionless as statues.
            —Oliver Goldsmith
  Stood mute as silence was in Heaven.
            —John Milton
  Soldiers … as mute as on parade.
            —Dinah Maria Mulock
  Mute, like a flame.
            —Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  Mute as if I tongueless were.
            —George Sandys
  Mute as fox’s ’mongst mangling hounds.
            —Sir Walter Scott
  Mute as the grave.
            —Sir Walter Scott
  As mute as Pygmalion.
            —James Smith
  Mute as a maiden.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Mute as the mouth which felt death’s wave o’erflow it.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  As mute as Jedoro Tower.
            —William Wordsworth

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