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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Run from it as a mendicant friar from an alms.
            —Thomas Adams
  Running like a high sea.
  Running like a lapwing.
  Ran like a madman.
  Run like a millrace.
  Runs like a spout.
  Run like fire through stubble.
  Run like the devil.
  Running like the Devil’s mill.
  Run like the east wind.
  Running things into the ground, like a dog after the hare.
  Run like wildfire.
  Run like winking.
  Runs … as the surge of health returning to the sick.
            —Arabian Nights
  Runne like a fountayne free.
            —English Ballad
  Running as if they had hot coals in their shoes.
            —Björnstjerne Björnson
Just as a wheel, that’s running down a hill
Which has no bottom, must keep running still.
            —John Byrom
I ran like the drift on the ice low curled
When the winds of Yule are abroad on the world.
            —Bliss Carman
  Ran like hell-hounds.
            —Hamlin Garland
  Ran … as a wolfe, that taketh his praye.
            —John Gower
  Running like a hunted deer.
            —Thomas Hood
  Run like fire in summer furze.
            —George Meredith
  Runs like the prey of the forest.
            —George Meredith
  Ran, as in the terror of a dream.
            —James Montgomery
  Ran like a shiver.
            —Max Nordau
  Run like water off a duck’s back.
            —Ray (Collectanea)
  Running like a leaping wave.
            —Edward R. Sill
Like scatt’red chaffe, the which the wind away doth fan.
            —Edmund Spenser
  Run ravening as the Gadarean swine.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Run like oil.
            —Old Testament
  Run like the lightnings.
            —Old Testament

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