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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Burst like sand this brave embankment of the breast.
            —Philip James Bailey
  Bursting like a bean-pod.
            —R. D. Blackmore
  Burst forth like the neighing of all Tattersall’s.
            —Thomas Carlyle
  Light burst on me as if a window of my memory had been suddenly flung open on a street in the city.
            —Joseph Conrad
  Burst, like a morn lighted bubble of dew.
            —Eliza Cook
  Like shallow ice-films ’neath a courser’s hoof, burst.
            —Aubrey De Vere
  Bursting like an overdone potato.
            —Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  Burst like bellowing Ætna.
            —John Dryden
  Burst into sound, like thunder with a shower.
            —Francis Fawkes
  Burst like rockets into one wide blaze.
            —Charles Harpur
  Burst frae their bounds like fiends of hell.
            —James Hogg
  Burst like surf.
            —Westland Marston
  Burst, like an enfranchised dove.
            —Dinah Maria Mulock
  Bursts like the lightning’s flash.
            —Friedrich von Schiller
  Burst like morning on dream, or like heaven on death.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
Bursts like one sound from ten thousand streams
Of a tempestuous sea.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Burst like a pimple from the vicious tide of acid blood.
            —William Shenstone
                The banners burst,
Like buds of April breezes burst.
            —Bayard Taylor
  Burst, like a thunderbolt.
            —Alfred Tennyson
  Burst like Heavenly Hope.
            —Alfred Tennyson
  Burst like new bottles.
            —Old Testament

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