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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Bow like a field of wheat before the rising wind.
  Bows like a reed in a tempest.
  Like a field of standing corn, that’s moved with a stiff gale, their heads bow all one way.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  Bow’d like weeping willows.
            —Thomas Campbell
  Arching bow’d, like color’d rainbows o’er a show’ry moon.
            —Homer (Pope)
  Bowed, like a man sawing marble.
            —Thomas Hood
  Bow’d like a sleeping flower.
            —Letitia Elizabeth Landon
  Bowed like bondmen.
            —William Shakespeare
  A life bowed under its own wealth as the vine is bowed under its fruit.
            —Hermann Sudermann
  Bowed like a flowering weed when May’s wind heaves the reed-bed the stream kisses.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
        Bowed down as briars or palms
Even at the breathless blast as of a breeze
Fulfilled with clamour and clangour and storms of psalms.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother.
            —Old Testament
  Bow down his head like a bulrush.
            —Old Testament
  Bowed to them like a tree in a storm.
            —Edith Wharton

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