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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Cold
 
  Cold as loveless duty done.
            —Mary Louisa Anderson
  1
  Cold as a dog’s nose.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Cold as a frog.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Cold as a hot-water bag in the morning.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Cold as an enthusiastic New England audience.
            —Anonymous
  5
  Cold as a ramrod.
            —Anonymous
  6
  Cold as a tomb.
            —Anonymous
  7
  Cold as Greenland’s icy mountains.
            —Anonymous
  8
  Cold as charity.
            —Anonymous
  9
  Cold as iron.
            —Anonymous
  10
  Cold as the heart of a courtesan.
            —Anonymous
  11
  Cold as the grave.
            —Matthew Arnold
  12
  Icy cold as a crypt.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  13
  Tears as cold as the stones on which sorrowing hearts had caused to be carved their regrets.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  14
  Cold as the north side of a January gravestone by moonlight.
            —J. R. Bartlett’s Dictionary of Americanisms
  15
  As cold as cucumbers.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  16
  Cold … As a young nun the day she is envested.
            —Aphra Behn
  17
  Cold like a corpse.
            —Charlotte Brontë
  18
  Cold … as graveyard stones from which the lichen’s scraped.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  19
  Cold as the rocks of Torneo’s hoary brow.
            —Thomas Campbell
  20
  As colde as eny froste.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  21
  Colde as ston.
            —Thomas Campbell
  22
  Cold as the ice on northern sea.
            —Ella D. Clymer
  23
  Cold as clay.
            —Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  24
  Cold as a turtle.
            —Richard Cumberland
  25
  Cauld as the drifting snow.
            —Allan Cunningham
  26
  Cauld as the marble stone.
            —Allan Cunningham
  27
  Cold as the clod.
            —Aubrey De Vere
  28
  Cold as one who waits for burial mould.
            —Julia C. R. Dorr
  29
  Cold as a leaf long pillowed on a stone.
            —Arthur D. Fiske
  30
  Cold as the coiling water-snake.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  31
  Cold, just like a summer grate.
            —Thomas Hood
  32
  Cold as salt.
            —James Huneker
  33
  Cold as the mountain stream.
            —Mrs. Richmond Inglis
  34
  Cold as a bubbling well.
            —John Keats
  35
  Cold as a skeleton.
            —Amy Leslie
  36
Cold as the breath of winds that blow
To silver shot descending snow.
            —Richard Lovelace
  37
  As cold as an earthworm.
            —Maurice Maeterlinck
  38
  Cold as the night-dews on the world.
            —Gerald Massey
  39
  Cold as a fireless hearth.
            —Gerald Massey
  40
  Cold as a fish.
            —George Meredith
  41
  Cold as a mountain in its star-pitched tent.
            —George Meredith
  42
  Cold as Death’s chill hand.
            —William J. Mickle
  43
  Cold as the snows of Rhodope.
            —Hannah More
  44
  Cold as a dead maid’s cheek.
            —Dinah Maria Mulock
  45
  Cold as the Cloyster’d Nun.
            —The Muses Recreation, 1656
  46
  Cold as marble.
            —Petrarch
  47
  Cold as Diana’s Crescent.
            —Jane Porter
  48
  Cold as the world’s heart.
            —Charles Reade
  49
  Cold as when death’s foot shall pass.
            —Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  50
  Cold as a dead man’s nose.
            —William Shakespeare
  51
  Cold as a snowball.
            —William Shakespeare
  52
  My belly is as cold as if I had swallowed snowballs for pills to cool the veins.
            —William Shakespeare
  53
  Cold as dew to drooping leaves.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  54
  Cold, like a frozen chaos.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  55
  Cold as blight of dew.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  56
  Cold as … dawn.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  57
  Cold as the cast-off garb that is cold as clay.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  58
Grew cold as a winter wave
In the wind from a wide-mouthed grave,
As a gulf wide open to swallow
The light that the world held dear.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  59
  Cold as fears.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  60
  Cold as rains in autumn.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  61
  Cold as winter’s sky.
            —John Aaddington Symonds
  62
  Cold as the moon.
            —John B. Tabb
  63
  As the night-mists … cold.
            —Bayard Taylor
  64
  Cold, like a star.
            —William Watson
  65
  Cold as the rank and wasting weeds, which lie in the pool’s dark bed.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
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