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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Placid as a duck pond.
  Placid as a mill-pond.
  Placid as a scarecrow in a field of scoundrels.
  Placid as a soft-shell crab in a plate of parsley.
  Placid as Socrates.
  Placid as Paradise.
            —Edwin Arnold
  Placid as a hearthstone.
            —Eugene Field
  Placid as a stone.
            —Victor Hugo
  Placidly … as waiting to be sheeted home.
            —Jean Ingelow
  Placid as a swan that drifts in a dream.
            —James Russell Lowell
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