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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Shake
 
  Shake like an aspen leaf.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Shakes like jelly.
            —Anonymous
  2
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
  3
  Shake him up like a shirt in a hurricane.
            —J. R. Bartlett’s Dictionary of Americanisms
  4
  Shakes like a tenant recreant.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  5
  Shakes with passion, like a horse shaking off a fly.
            —Jules Q. de Beaurepaire
  6
  Shake like withered leaves.
            —Alice Cary
  7
  Shake like a shadow.
            —Guido Cavalcanti
  8
  Head shaking like one of those drunken satyrs in the pictures of Rubens.
            —Alexandre Dumas, père
  9
  Shaken as if an earthquake passed.
            —Michael Field
  10
  Shaken as by a shudder.
            —Gustave Flaubert
  11
  Shaking like an ague.
            —William Harbington
  12
  Shaking as with the cold fit of the Roman fever.
            —Nathaniel Hawthorne
  13
  Shaking like pent up winds.
            —Robert Jephson
  14
                Tremulous shake,
As in a palsied Druid’s harp unstrung.
            —John Keats
  15
  Shaken like a press of spears.
            —Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  16
  Shaked like a coward.
            —William Shakespeare
  17
  Shake like a field of beaten corn.
            —William Shakespeare
  18
  Shakes, like a thing unfirm.
            —William Shakespeare
  19
  Shaking … like a drunkard after a debauch.
            —Robert Louis Stevenson
  20
  Shakes like flame.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  21
  Shaken like spray from the sea.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  22
                Shake,
As winds tall cedars toss on mountains hoar.
            —Torquato Tasso
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