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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  The maiden whose lip like a rose leaf is curled.
            —Philip James Bailey
  Curl’d like a lamb’s back.
            —William Blake
  Curled up like some crumpled, lonely flower-petal.
            —Rupert Brooke
  Curled up like incense from a Mage-King’s tomb.
            —Robert Browning
  Curled up like a blue racer in a partridge nest.
            —Irvin S. Cobb
  Curling, like a wreath of smoke.
            —Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  Curled and writhed like a snake stepped upon.
            —Stephen Crane
  Curled like a pastoral crook.
            —Charles Dickens
  Curled up like hot paper.
            —Charles Dickens
  Curled up in his heart, like a little squirrel in its nest.
            —Sir William Schwenk Gilbert
  Curled like the coat of a poodle.
            —George Bernard Shaw
Curling like tendrils of the parasite
Around a marble column.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Curl as if a frost had stung them.
            —Bayard Taylor
  Curling like a kinked up ostrich feather.
            —Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  Curled, as when the Sirian star
Withers the ripening corn.
            —Oscar Wilde
  Curls, like ivy.
            —William Wordsworth
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