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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Blue as a whale.
  Blue as blue-bell bed.
  Blue as cobalt.
  Blue as forget-me-nots.
  Blue as indigo.
  Blue as melancholy.
  Blue as October skies.
  Blue as the soft azure surface of the southern sea.
  Blue as your nose on a cold day.
  Blue as the sky in spring.
            —R. D. Blackmore
  Blue as a vein o’er the Madonna’s breast.
            —Robert Browning
  Blue as shimmering steel.
            —H. C. Bunner
  Blue like the sea of a dream.
            —Joseph Conrad
  Waters blue as violet banks.
            —Aubrey De Vere
  A sky as blue as the enamel on the statuettes of Osiris.
            —Théphile Gautier
  Blue like a corpse.
            —Nikolai V. Gogol
  Blue as lips of death.
            —Eugene Lee-Hamilton
  Blue as tint of maiden’s eye.
            —James Haskins
Blue each visage grew,
Just like a pullet’s gizzard.
            —Thomas Hood
  Sky as blue as June.
            —Robert G. Ingersoll
  Blue were her eyes as fairy-flax.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  Lips, as blue as salt-water.
            —Philip Massinger
And beautiful, like skies seen through
The sleeping wave.
            —Thomas Moore
  Blue as blazes.
            —John Clay Neal
  Blue as autumn’s skies.
            —Winthrop Mackworth Praed
  Blue … like a patch of fallen April sky.
            —William Marion Reedy
  Blue as the eyes of a saint.
            —Francis S. Saltus
  Blue as bilbery.
            —William Shakespeare
  Blue as the overhanging heaven.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
As are the violets that hide
Our dewy earth from view.
            —Evaleen Stein
  Blue as plague.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Blue as heaven’s cloudless canopy.
            —Esaias Tegner
  Blue like an ancient Briton.
            —William Makepeace Thackeray
  Blue as with the cold.
            —Israel Zangwill

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