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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Drifting like flakes of snow.
  Drift … lightly as a leaf.
            —Philip James Bailey
  Drifted, light-hearted and free, and proud, like the Bedouin.
            —Steen S. Blicher
  Weary drifting, driving like a helmless bark at sea.
            —Alice Cary
Drifts on the blast, like a wind-wafted leaf,
O’er the gulfs of the desolate sea.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
          Drifting like a flake of fire
Rent by a whirlwind from a blazing spire.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
        Drifted like a scarlet feather
Torn from the folded wings of clouds.
            —Jean Ingelow
  Drifts like April snow.
            —Amy Leslie
The snows are driven and drifted,
Like Tithonus’ beard
Streaming dishevelled and white.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  Drift as wrecks on the tide.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  Drifted as an unsteered log.
            —William Morris
As the sands on sea-shore shifting.
            —Ellen B. Peck
  Like foam or sand  Past swamp and sallow.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Drift like satin moons.
            —Oscar Wilde

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