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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Smooth as the surface of a pebble.
            —Joseph Addison
  Smooth like a china cup.
            —William Allingham
  Smooth as the stem of a young palm.
  Smooth as a bowling green.
  Smooth as a bulrush.
  Smooth as a carpet.
  Smooth as a die.
  Smooth as a door knob.
  Smooth as an oil’d thunderbolt.
  Smooth as a perfect peach.
  Smooth as a poker table.
  Smooth as a rose leaf.
  Smooth as the mirrors in the Palace of Peace.
  Smooth as the palm of one’s hand.
  Smooth as wax.
  Smooth as a snow cloud.
  Smooth as a spirit’s wing.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  Smothe it was as it were late shave.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  Smooth as smoothest beaver hat.
            —John Davies
  Smooth as a new laid egg.
            —Charles Dickens
  Smooth as sheet of polished brass.
            —Joseph Rodman Drake
  Smooth as the back of a razor.
            —George Du Maurier
  Smooth as the dusky down on the elk.
            —Ancient Erse
  Smooth as fungus, daughter of the rain.
            —Francis Fawkes
  Smooth as the surface of well polish’d brass.
            —Francis Fawkes
  Smooth and shining, as a sword out of a sheath.
            —Gustave Flaubert
  A skin as smoth as silke.
            —George Gascoigne
  Smooth as glass.
            —John Gay
  Smooth as a billiard-table.
            —Anthony Hamilton
  Smooth as ice.
            —Thomas Heywood
  Smooth as the pond can be.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  Smooth as a file.
            —Leigh Hunt
  Smooth as a road in Venice.
            —Mary Johnston
  Smooth as a billiard ball.
            —Ben Jonson
  Skin as smooth as any rush.
            —Ben Jonson
  Smooth as a silver shield.
            —George Cabot Lodge
  Smooth as jet.
            —John Lyly
  Smooth as the gliding stream.
            —James Macpherson
  Smooth as velvet.
            —Charles Reade
  Smoother than the fur of cats.
            —James Whitcomb Riley
  Tones as smooth as honey.
            —Christina Georgina Rossetti
  Smooth as a mirror.
            —Bernardin de Saint-Pierre
  Smooth as oil.
            —William Shakespeare
  Smooth as monumental alabaster.
            —William Shakespeare
  Smooth as the elephant’s new polished tooth.
            —Sir Edward Sherburne
  Smooth as Pan.
            —Sir Philip Sidney
  Smooth as a billow.
            —Alexander Smith
  As Parian marble smooth.
            —William Somerville
Smooth as the level lake, when not a breeze
Dies o’er the sleeping surface.
            —Robert Southey
  Smooth as the liquid passage of a bird.
            —Trumbull Stickney
  Smoother than butter.
            —Old Testament
  Smooth as the flight of a dream.
            —Edith M. Thomas
  Smooth as a floor.
            —Mary A. Tincker
  Smooth as a mole.
            —John Withals (Dictionary in English and Latin)
  Smooth as marble or a waveless sea.
            —William Wordsworth

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