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