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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Gone down like grass before the scythe.
  His foot came down like the foot of Pantagruel.
  Went down like Mercury in a chilled thermometer.
  The ship went down like lead.
            —Samuel Taylor Coleridge
From heaven down-cast
Like red leaves he swept away.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  Down, like a plummet.
            —Robert Southey
  Down, like the hungry hawk.
            —Mary E. Stebbins
  He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.
            —Old Testament
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