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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Sharply
 
  Breaking as sharply as the ice blade that loosens from the eave to slice the air and splinter into scales of flying frost.
            —James Whitcomb Riley
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Sharply as the blow which breaks
Prison bolts and chains.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
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