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