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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Darted like an eagle.
  Darted … like an arrow aflame.
            —Joseph Conrad
  Darted like a skimming bird.
            —Joseph Conrad
  Darted away like a bird that has been fluttering around its nest before it takes a distant flight.
            —James Fenimore Cooper
  Darting skyward like a rocket.
            —Charles Dickens
  Darted like a serpent.
            —Alexandre Dumas, père
  Darting like glittering elves at play.
            —Mary M. Fenollosa
  Darting like a flashing flame.
  The ravenous shark, darting, like a spectre, through the blue waters.
            —Washington Irving
  Dart like a rifle-bullet.
            —Rudyard Kipling
  Darts on like a greyhound whelp after a leveret.
            —Walter Savage Landor
  Dart like swallows.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  Darted like a flight of hawks.
  Dart o’er stock and stone like hunted hart.
            —Sir Walter Scott
              Their influence darts
Like subtle poison through the bloodless veins of desolate society.
            —William Shakespeare
  Dart around, as light from the meridian sun.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Darts, like a javelin, to his destin’d goal.
            —Christopher Smart
  Darts, like lichtnin’ flashin’.
            —James Smith
  Darted away like a telegram.
            —Mark Twain

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