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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Subtle
 
  Subtle as a serpent.
            —Anonymous
  1
  About as subtle as a sidewalk-worker for a second-hand clothing store.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Subtle as the tone of the voice or the glance of the eye.
            —John Burroughs
  3
  Subtle as a snake.
            —Lord Lyttelton
  4
                A point as subtle
As Ariachne’s broken woof.
            —William Shakespeare
  5
  Subtle as the fox for prey.
            —William Shakespeare
  6
  Subtle as thin water.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  7
  Subtle as a serpent.
            —Bayard Taylor
  8
  Subtle as light.
            —Celia Thaxter
  9
  Subtle as a dead pig.
            —Thomas Wright
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