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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Numerous as grains of silver in the bowels of the Rockies.
  Numerous as hailstones.
  Numerous as insects on the banks of the Nile.
  Numerous as maggots in a Cheshire cheese.
  Numerous as the breaths a patriarch has breathed.
  Numerous as the heads of Briareus.
  Numerous as the holes in the mantle of Diogenes.
  Numerous as the leaves of the forest.
  Numerous as the mouths of the Ganges.
  Numerous as the mouths of the Nile.
  Numerous as the pearls of morning-dew, which hang on herbs and flowers.
As numerous as the stars of heaven
Are the fond hopes to mortals given.
            —Richard Dabney
  Numerous as sands upon the ocean shore.
            —Philip Freneau
  Numerous as unsold shares in an over-capitalized mining company.
            —Frank Carlos Griffith
  Num’rous as birds that o’er the forest play.
            —Walter Harte
  Numerous as the fish that sail the wide sea over.
            —Italian Love Song
Numerous as shadows haunting fairily
The brain.
            —John Keats
  Numerous as a night of stars.
            —Gerald Massey
  Numerous as leaves that strew the autumnal gale.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Numerous as the hairs of his head.
            —Paul Wiggins
  Numerous as the writings of Ibid.
            —Paul Wiggins

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