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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
            Natural as the breeze
That stirs amongst the forest trees.
            —Sarah Flower Adams
  Natural as for ivy to climb a tree.
  Natural as life.
  Natural as milk to a calf.
  Natural as nature.
  As natural as that a genius should wear queer clothes.
  Natural as the Marseillaise to a French riot.
  Natural as whooping to owls.
  ’Tis as natural for women to pride themselves in fine clothes as ’tis for a peacock to spread his tail.
  Natural to die as to be born.
            —Francis Bacon
  Natural as grinning to a hyena.
            —J. R. Bartlett’s Dictionary of Americanisms
  Natral as the bee tow the flower.
            —Josh Billings
  Natural as dancing bears to a bag-piper.
            —Tom Brown
  Natural as to eat, sleep, and wear a nightcap.
            —John Ford
  Natural as the love of life in the merest dumb thing that knows nothing of ideas, of Country, realms, and policies, nothing of war.
            —John Gallsworthy
  Natural as bird-notes.
            —Nathaniel Hawthorne
  Natural as daylight.
            —Nathaniel Hawthorne
  Natural as primping at a looking-glass.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  Natural as dunghill steam.
            —George Meredith
  Natural as sunlight on the sea.
            —Oscar Wilde
  Natural as light.
            —N. P. Willis
  Natural as dreams to feverish sleep.
            —William Wordsworth

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