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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Those cherries fairly do enclose
Of orient pearl a double row;
Which when her lovely laughter shows,
They look like rosebuds filled with snow.
            —Richard Alison
  Teeth, as the gourd’s white seed.
  Teeth like string pearls in carceneto of gold.
            —Arabian Nights
  Teeth like the tusks of jinni who frightened poultry in henhouses.
            —Arabian Nights
Like pearls a merchant picks to make a string.
            —Edwin Arnold
  Her teeth were like pearls array’d in order.
            —Serbian Ballad
Her teeth are like a flock of sheep,
With fleeces newly washen clean,
That slowly mount the rising steep.
            —Robert Burns
            Teeth like falling snow
For white, were placed in a double row.
            —Abraham Cowley
  A girl with teeth like the pieces of broken glass people put on their walls.
            —Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
  White teeth showing like pearls dropped in a rose.
            —Adams S. Hill
  Thy teeth like rows of Kunda-petals.
Red like lips disclosing
Twin rows of fairy pearl.
            —Lewis Morris
  Teeth serve as a fence to the mouth.
            —West African Proverb
  Teeth like ivory mixed with pearl.
            —Charles Reade
  Thy teeth resemble stringed jewels; but how can I liken them to lifeless pearls?
            —Romance of Antar
  Thy teeth are like a flock of sheep that are even shorn, which came up from the washing; whereof every one bear twins, and none is barren among them.
            —Old Testament
  Her teeth like pomegranate grains.
            —Vikram and the Vampire

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