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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Wild
 
  Wild as vulture’s cry.
            —Æschylus
  1
  Wild as the winds that tear the curled red leaf in the air.
            —Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  2
  Wild as a buck.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Wild as a hawk.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Wild as a maniac’s dream.
            —Anonymous
  5
  Wild as a mountain lion.
            —Anonymous
  6
  Wild as Scott’s Macbriar.
            —Anonymous
  7
  Wild as Whiston’s prophecies.
            —Anonymous
  8
  Wild as wild Arabs.
            —Arabian Nights
  9
  Like a cowslip, growing wild.
            —Thomas Ashe
  10
  As wild and as skeigh as muirland filly.
            —Joanna Baillie
  11
  Wild as Winter.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  12
  As wild as game in July.
            —Dion Boucicault
  13
  Wild as one whom demons seize.
            —Charlotte Brontë
  14
  Legends wild as those culled on shores licked by Hydaspes.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  15
Wild as that hallow’d anthem sent to hail
Bethlehem’s shepherds in the lonely vale,
When Jordan hush’d his waves, and midnight still
Watch’d on the holy towers of Zion hill.
            —Thomas Campbell
  16
  Wild and capricious as the wind and wave.
            —James Cawthorn
  17
  Wilde as chased deere.
            —Thomas Churchyard
  18
                A landscape rose
More wild and waste and desolate than where
The white bear, drifting on a field of ice,
Howls to her sundered cubs with piteous rage
And savage agony.
            —Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  19
  Wild as a maniac’s mirth.
            —Eliza Cook
  20
  Wild as the lightning.
            —Aubrey De Vere
  21
  Wild as the waves.
            —Aubrey De Vere
  22
  Wild as dreams.
            —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  23
  Wilder than the Adrain tides which form Calabrian bays.
            —Roswell M. Field
  24
  As wild as the whirlwind.
            —Nikolai V. Gogol
  25
  Wild as a sea-breeze.
            —Nathaniel Hawthorne
  26
            Wild as if creation’s ruins
Were heaped in one immeasurable chain
Of barren mountains, beaten by the storms
Of everlasting winter.
            —James A. Hillhouse
  27
  Wild as coursers with unsubdued neck.
            —Horace
  28
  Wild as a tameless horse of Tartary.
            —Richard Hovey
  29
  Wild as a fiend.
            —Sigmund Krasinski
  30
  Wild as a burst of day-gold blown through the colors of morning.
            —George Cabot Lodge
  31
  Wild and woful, like the cloud rack of a tempest.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  32
  Wild as an unbroken horse.
            —Maria Lowell
  33
  Wild as the heart of a bird.
            —Edwin Markham
  34
  Wild as flowers upon a river’s brink.
            —George Edgar Montgomery
  35
  Wild as the changes of a dream.
            —James Montgomery
  36
  Wild as mountain-breezes.
            —Thomas Moore
  37
  Wild as the winds.
            —Alexander Pope
  38
  Wild as ocean gale.
            —Sir Walter Scott
  39
  Wild, like trumpet-jubilee.
            —Sir Walter Scott
  40
  Wildly as some vex’d and angry sea madly throws up its ancient firm foundation.
            —William Shakespeare
  41
  Wild as young bulls.
            —William Shakespeare
  42
  Wild as haggards of the rock.
            —William Shakespeare
  43
                The other wild,
Like an unpractised swimmer plunging still.
            —William Shakespeare
  44
  Wild … as regret.
            —Marie Van Vorst
  45
  Wild as an errant fancy.
            —Helen Hay Whitney
  46
  Wild like the stormy wind.
            —William Wilkie
  47
  Wild as the tempests of the upper sky.
            —William Winter
  48
Wild and rude
As ever hue-and-cry pursued,
As ever ran a felon’s race.
            —William Wordsworth
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