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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Closed as a shrine.
Then saw in death his eyelids close
Calmly, as to a night’s repose,
Like flowers at set of sun.
            —Fitz-Greene Halleck
  Closed his eyes, like a priest who at evening service closes the gold tabernacle after Benediction.
            —Guy de Maupassant
  Closed over their trail as the waves of the ocean close in the wake of a ship.
            —Theodore Roosevelt
Crept to the gate, and open’d it, and closed,
As lightly as a sick man’s chamber-door.
            —Alfred Tennyson

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