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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Shook like a strong oak in a blast.
  Shook it like a terrier with a rat.
            —Thomas Hood
  Shook as one that looks on death.
            —Jean Ingelow
Like bullrushes on side of brook,
Or aspen leaf, her joints all shook.
            —William King
  Shook like windy weeds.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  Shook like custards.
  Shook as the quivering plumes upon the hearse.
            —Edgar Allan Poe
  Shook like a spied spy.
            —Edgar Allan Poe
  Shook … like cold jelly.
            —Charles Reade
  Shook like an autumn leaf.
            —Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  Shook … like shingle at the ocean’s mercy.
            —John Ruskin
  Shook, like reeds beside a frozen brook.
            —Sir Walter Scott
  Shook, like the Aspen leaves in the wind.
            —Sir Walter Scott
  Shook like a palsied limb.
            —Robert Southey
  Shook like loosened music.
            —Francis Thompson
  Her waving hair shook like music.
            —Francis Thompson
  Shook like a poppy-field.
            —Walter Thornbury
Shook, as the blackbird’s throat
With its last big note.
            —Oscar Wilde

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