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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Rage (Verb)
  Raged like Satan with a toothache.
  Rage like a lion.
            —Robert Burton
Immeasurable thirst
Raged as a flame.
            —Lord De Tabley
  Raging like an unexpected fire.
            —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  Rages … like a leopard caged.
            —Maurice Hewlett
  Rage like a thirst.
            —Maurice Hewlett
  Hector rages like the force of fire.
            —Homer (Pope)
Like a wild thing, suddenly aware
That it is caged, which flings and bruises all
Its body at the bars, he rose, and raged.
            —Jean Ingelow
  Raging as burning Hercules.
            —William J. Mickle
  Raging as Demon of Dante.
            —Walter Parke
  Rage like a fury.
            —James Robinson Planché
  Rage, like demons in their Stygian cage.
            —John Ruskin
  Rage like an angry bear, chafed with sweat.
            —William Shakespeare
Raged within me, like a scorpion’s nest
Built in my entrails.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Rage … like boiling liquor in a seething pot.
            —Torquato Tasso
  Raging like one mad in flight.
  Rage as old Voltaire at Ferney.
            —N. P. Willis

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