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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Shake like an aspen leaf.
  Shakes like jelly.
Cease those aching sighs,
Which shake the tear-drops from thine eyes,
As morning wind, with wing fresh wet,
Shakes dew out of the violet.
            —Philip James Bailey
  Shake him up like a shirt in a hurricane.
            —J. R. Bartlett’s Dictionary of Americanisms
  Shakes like a tenant recreant.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  Shakes with passion, like a horse shaking off a fly.
            —Jules Q. de Beaurepaire
  Shake like withered leaves.
            —Alice Cary
  Shake like a shadow.
            —Guido Cavalcanti
  Head shaking like one of those drunken satyrs in the pictures of Rubens.
            —Alexandre Dumas, père
  Shaken as if an earthquake passed.
            —Michael Field
  Shaken as by a shudder.
            —Gustave Flaubert
  Shaking like an ague.
            —William Harbington
  Shaking as with the cold fit of the Roman fever.
            —Nathaniel Hawthorne
  Shaking like pent up winds.
            —Robert Jephson
                Tremulous shake,
As in a palsied Druid’s harp unstrung.
            —John Keats
  Shaken like a press of spears.
            —Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  Shaked like a coward.
            —William Shakespeare
  Shake like a field of beaten corn.
            —William Shakespeare
  Shakes, like a thing unfirm.
            —William Shakespeare
  Shaking … like a drunkard after a debauch.
            —Robert Louis Stevenson
  Shakes like flame.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Shaken like spray from the sea.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
As winds tall cedars toss on mountains hoar.
            —Torquato Tasso

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