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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Stretch away, like the perspective of a dream.
            —Paul Bourget
  Stretch … like a bow-string by the forceful arm of some bold archer strained.
  Stretched as far as doth the mind of man.
            —Christopher Marlowe
  Stretching out his hand like the wings of a bird.
            —François Rabelais
Laura stretched her gleaming neck
Like a rush-imbedded swan,
Like a lily from the beck,
Like a moonlit poplar branch,
Like a vessel at the launch
When its last restraint is gone.
            —Christina Georgina Rossetti
  Stretched along, like a wounded knight.
            —William Shakespeare
  Stretch like imploring arms.
            —Bayard Taylor
  Stretched out the heavens as a curtain.
            —Old Testament

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