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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Quiet as a graveyard.
  Quiet as a wasp in one’s nose.
  Quiet as death.
  Quiet as dreaming trees.
  Quiet as murder.
  Quiet as the hush of evening.
  As quiet as the lighting of a fly on a feather-duster.
  Quiet as two kittens.
  Quiet fish are talkative in comparison.
  Quiet as a woman the first day and a half after she’s married.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  Quiet as despair.
            —Robert Browning
  Quiet as are quiet skies.
            —Ellen Burroughs
  Quiet as a sepulchre.
            —Charles Dickens
  Quiet as a sleeping boa.
            —Hamlin Garland
  Quiet as a statue.
            —William Ernest Henley
  Quiet as if shod with felt.
            —Thomas Hood
  Quiet as a mouse.
            —Arsène Houssaye
  Quiet as a stone.
            —John Keats
  Quiet as a nest of monasteries.
            —Amy Leslie
  Quiet as a heart that beats no more.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  Quiet as the tranquil sky.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  Quiet, as of dreaming Trees.
            —Gerald Massey
  Quiet as if the finger of God’s will had bade the human mechanism “be still.” Dinah Maria Mulock  23
  Quiet as at anchor in a dead calm.
            —Baron Karl F. H. von Münchausen
  As quiet as a settin’ hen.
            —Scottish Proverb
  Quiet as a lamb.
            —William Shakespeare
  Quiet as the sun.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Quiet as a moonbeam.
            —Elizabeth S. P. Ward
                Quiet as a Nun
Breathless with adoration.
            —William Wordsworth
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