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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Cool as a snow bank.
            —Louisa M. Alcott
  Cool as a November twilight.
  Head as cool as an usurer’s.
  Cool as a dog’s nose in a wire muzzle.
            —Josh Billings
        Cool as a deep river
In shadow.
            —Rupert Brooke
  Cool down like a dish of tea.
            —Colley Cibber
  Cooled, like lust in the chill of the grave.
            —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  Cool as a cucumber.
            —John Gay
  Cool as the silent shades of sleep.
            —Robert Herrick
  Cool as a moonbeam on a frozen brook.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  Cool as the pool that the breeze has skimmed.
            —Thomas Hood
  Cool as the call of a wind on the still of the sea.
            —Richard Hovey
  Cool as aspen leaves.
            —John Keats
  Cool … like a cutlass blade.
            —Amy Lowell
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