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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
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  Turned upon me, as the lion turned upon the hunter’s spear.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Turn’d, as a vessel holds to sea, when near a Siren strand.
            —Thomas Ashe
  2
  Turn it, as a nose of wax, to their own ends.
            —Robert Burton
  3
  Doubling and turning like a hunted hare.
            —John Dryden
  4
  Turn, as upon pivots.
            —Victor Hugo
  5
  Turned like a weather cock with every wind.
            —Guy de Maupassant
  6
  Turned me about as did Lot’s wife.
            —François Rabelais
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  Turns as a bucket turns in a well.
            —Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  8
                Turn him off,
Like to the empty ass, to shake his ears,
And graze in commons.
            —William Shakespeare
  9
  Turn o’ the toe like a parish-top.
            —William Shakespeare
  10
Turning as a turning wave
Against the land-wind.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  11
  Turned, like a panther in his lair.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
  12
  Turning like a windmill sail.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
  13
  Turned, like Lot at Sodom.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
  14
                Turn
Like sunflowers to the pure and best.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
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