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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Waving like mermaids’ hair.
  Waving like the bosom of an Amazon.
  His fair hair waved backward like that of the angel upon his sombre car of stars.
            —Victor Hugo
  Waving like a hand that beckons.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  Waved like blessing hands.
            —Gerald Massey
  Waved like autumn-corn.
            —Sir Walter Scott
  Fence … waved like a cobweb in the gale.
            —Sir Walter Scott
  Waved like the enridged sea.
            —William Shakespeare
  Waved like a penon wyde dispred.
            —Edmund Spenser
        Wave as with swing of the sea
When the mid tide sways at its height.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Her slender figure waved, like some light cypress when the merry winds carol midst the yielding boughs.
            —Joseph Turnley
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