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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Differ as a clipped hedge and forest.
  Differ as an Indian and a Greek.
  Differ as a Roman stylus and Mr. Waterman’s fountain pen.
  Differ as a satyr to Hyperion; as a rushlight to the sun.
  Differ as a Vatican fresco and a political transparency.
  Differ as a whale and a tadpole.
  Differ as a Whistler nocturne and the design on a chocolate box.
  Differ as a zephyr and a cyclone.
  Differ as flint and chalk.
  Differ as grass and hay.
  Differ as Hamlet and Hercules.
  Differ as harp and harrow.
  Differ as locks.
  Differ as a mangled monkey and a well made man.
  Differ as noses.
  Differ as pigments and a picture.
  Differ as shine and substance.
  Differ as simpleton and sage.
  Differ as smoke and flame.
  Differs as stage money from government bonds.
  Differ as sword and tooth-pick.
  Differ as the Central Park Menagerie and the depths of the jungle.
  Differ as the glow-worm and the eagle.
  Differs as the jimson weed from the violet.
  Differ as the mid-day sun and a convalescent white bean.
  Differ as the Parthenon of Athens and an American court house.
  Differ as the song of the lark to the voice of the crow.
  Differs as the tail of a comet and the tail of a pig.
  Differ as winter and summer.
  Differ most, as salt and sugar.
            —Francis Bacon
  Differ as a nettle and a pink.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  Differ as an octave flute and a tavern gong.
            —William Cullen Bryant
  The true beautiful … differs from the false as Heaven does from Vauxhall.
            —Thomas Carlyle
  Differ as a breastplate and a piecrust.
            —Alexandre Dumas, père
  Differ as a hound of blood and a mongrel.
            —Charles Macklin
  Differ as a laughing brook and a cup of water.
            —Charles M. S. McLellan
  Differ like human faces.
            —Nicholas Rowe
  Differ as much as chalcke and chese.
            —Richard Shacklock

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