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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  As different as an equinoctial is from an evangel.
  Different as dog-days and those at Christmas.
  Different as gold and platina.
  Different as swan is from goose.
  As different as paths of storm.
            —Ambrose Bierce
  As different as our faces.
            —C. C. Colton
  Different an aim as a child’s first journey across a floor.
            —Nathaniel Hawthorne
  As different … as a sigh from the southwest is from the northeastern breeze.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  Different as the two hemispheres in the time of Columbus.
            —George Meredith
  Different as dark eyes from golden hair.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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