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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Descended like a wolf on the fold.
  Descends like the foot of a crow.
  Dryden, descending to such game, was like an eagle stooping to catch flies.
            —Oliver Goldsmith
  Would no more descend from his calm than a bronze statue from its pedestal.
            —Francisque Sarcey
  Descending …
Like the spring whose breath is blending
All blasts of fragrance into one.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  The light of speech descends like a tongue of the Pentecost.
            —Bayard Taylor
Complaints of times when merit wants reward
Descend like similes from bard to bard.
            —William Whitehead

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