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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Round (Adjective)
  Round as a circus ring.
  Round as a dish.
  Round as a dumpling.
  Round as a juggler’s box.
  Round as a length of stovepipe.
  Round as an orb.
  Round as a pearl.
  Round as a rosebud.
  Round as a turnip.
  Round as a windmill.
  Round as the full moon.
  Round as the globe.
  Rounde as a thymbyll.
            —Ashmol MS. (15th Century)
  Round like wells.
            —Francis Bacon
  Round and sound as a mountain apple.
            —Robert Browning
  Round as any Jonian jug.
            —John Byrom
  Round as Giotto’s O. Thomas Carlyle  17
  Rounde as appille was his face.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  A round disc of fire, somewhat like a guinea.
            —Havelock Ellis
  Round as the globe.
            —John Gay
  Round as Norval’s shield.
            —Thomas Hood
  Round as platter of delf.
            —Thomas Hood
  Round as a quoit.
            —Camille Lemonnier
  Round like pumpkins.
            —Guy de Maupassant
  Round as a tun.
            —Thomas Middleton
  Round as the shield of my fathers.
  Round as a dish.
            —François Rabelais
  Round as a hoop.
            —François Rabelais
  Round and perfect as a star.
            —Alexander Smith
  Round as a pearl or tear.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Round and pale as a pair of suet dumplings.
            —William Makepeace Thackeray
  Round as a moyn.
            —Towneley Mysteries and Miracle Plays
  Round as a kettle.
            —Samuel Wesley
  Round as an Orbe.
            —J. Wilkins
  Round as a horn.
            —Alexander Wilson

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