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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Drift
 
  Drifting like flakes of snow.
            —Anonymous
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  Drift … lightly as a leaf.
            —Philip James Bailey
  2
  Drifted, light-hearted and free, and proud, like the Bedouin.
            —Steen S. Blicher
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  Weary drifting, driving like a helmless bark at sea.
            —Alice Cary
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Drifts on the blast, like a wind-wafted leaf,
O’er the gulfs of the desolate sea.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
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          Drifting like a flake of fire
Rent by a whirlwind from a blazing spire.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
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        Drifted like a scarlet feather
Torn from the folded wings of clouds.
            —Jean Ingelow
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  Drifts like April snow.
            —Amy Leslie
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The snows are driven and drifted,
Like Tithonus’ beard
Streaming dishevelled and white.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
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  Drift as wrecks on the tide.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
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  Drifted as an unsteered log.
            —William Morris
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                Drifting,
As the sands on sea-shore shifting.
            —Ellen B. Peck
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            Drifted
  Like foam or sand  Past swamp and sallow.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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  Drift like satin moons.
            —Oscar Wilde
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