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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Toss
 
  Millions of grass blades that tossed like an emerald sea in the sunshine.
            —Oscar Fay Adams
  1
                Aside I’m tossed,
As an old sword whose scabbard’s lost.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Tossing like an awakened conscience.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Tossed like a peanut at sea.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Tossed like a feather in a whirlwind.
            —Anonymous
  5
  Tossed like a plebe in a blanket.
            —Anonymous
  6
  I’ve been tossed like the driven foam.
            —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  7
  Tossed … like a cork on the waves.
            —Thomas Hardy
  8
  Tosses you about like cork crumbs in wine opened by an unfeed waiter.
            —O. Henry
  9
  Tossed it just like a haymaker at work.
            —Thomas Hood
  10
  Tossing like field-flowers in Spring.
            —George Meredith
  11
  Tost like the bearded and billowy wheat by the winds of the mountain driven.
            —Owen Meredith
  12
  Tossing like a flower’s head.
            —Ouida
  13
Tossed like a fretted shallop-sail
Between ocean and the gale.
            —T. Buchanan Read
  14
  Like a frail bark thy weakened mind is tost.
            —Richard Savage
  15
  I am tossed up and down as the locust.
            —Old Testament
  16
  Tossed about like a few potatoes in a wheelbarrow.
            —Mrs.
            —Trollope
  17
  Toss like a ship at anchor, rocked by storms.
            —William Wordsworth
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