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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Eyes twinkled like diamonds.
            —Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  Twinkled like a candle flame where salt is sprinkled.
  Twinkling as the morning’s tremulous gloss of balmy dew.
            Sharp eyes twinkled,
Like a candle-flame where salt is sprinkled.
            —Robert Browning
  Twinkling like the stars.
            —John Bunyan
Like a smooth golden lake breeze-wrinkled.
            —Frederick William Faber
  Twinkling like fireflies in the emerald grass.
            —Fanny Forester
  Lamps twinkled like stars along the water’s edge.
            —Camille Lemonnier
  Twinkle like lanterns in a sepulchre.
            —Friedrich von Schiller
  Twinkling like a dawn out of a speckled cloud.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
Twinkling … like a sullen star
Dimly reflected in a lonely pool.
            —William Wordsworth

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