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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Twisted as an Egyptian cripple.
  Twisted as Dick’s hatband.
  Twisting like a mop.
  Twist like pearl white fire.
  Twisted like a house that has been enveloped and carried away by a waterspout.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  Twists like a whiskee phit.
            —Josh Billings
  Twisted like knotted snakes.
            —Charles Harpur
  A writhing horror twisted itself across his features, like a snake gliding swiftly over them.
            —Nathaniel Hawthorne
  Twisted like an S. Thomas Hood  9
  Twisted like a rope.
            —Victor Hugo
  Twisted in the maw of the wave like the angler’s hook in the jaws of a pike.
            —Victor Hugo
  Twisted like an eel.
            —Charles Kingsley
  Twisting like a serpent.
            —Charles Lever
  Twist like fell ghosts that fear the light.
            —Lewis Morris
  Twisted … like old olive branches.
            —John Ruskin
  Twists, like the curls of a bride.
  Twisting and twining like a conger eel.
            —Michael Scott

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