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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Shut
 
  As shut as evening flowers.
            —Anonymous
  1
Shut as the leaves of a white rose may
Ere the wan bud blooms out perfectly.
            —James Whitcomb Riley
  2
  Shut like a purse.
            —Jonathan Swift
  3
                My heart is shut
As a sealed spring of fire.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  4
  Shut from approach like sea-nymph in a shell.
            —N. P. Willis
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