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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Watchful as a sentinel.
  Watchful as the eye of a bird.
  Watchful as a bellman.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  Watchful as a spider sits in his web.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  Watchful as the step of a mother by the couch of her sick child.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  Watching every glance of him like a British house-dog that will not be taken in with suspicious travelers if he can help it.
            —Thomas Carlyle
  Watchful like owls awake.
            —Gilbert K. Chesterton
  He was trying to see, with that watchful manner of a seaman who stares into the wind’s eye, as if into the eye of an adversary.
            —Joseph Conrad
  Watchful as spirits.
            —Abraham Cowley
  Watchful as when fowlers their game will spring.
            —Thomas Otway
  Watchful, as a leopard is.
            —Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  Watchful as a wheeling eagle.
            —William Wordsworth

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