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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Dropped, like Icarus, in mid-sky.
            —Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  Drop him like a hot potato.
  Drops like a wounded lily.
  Drops like mercury on a cold day.
  Dropped off like a repleted leech.
  Drops like a plummet.
            —Matthew Arnold
  Dropt like a rose o’er-blown.
            —Aphra Behn
  Dropped like a lily broke down by the hail.
            —Lady Barnard
  Drop off like leaves in autumn.
            —Robert Blair
  Fluttering to the ground, dropped like a wounded bird.
            —Mathilde Blind
  Dropped … like a spent horse.
            —George H. Boker
Dropped heavily
As century follows century
Into the deep eternity.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  Drop like shot.
            —Robert Browning
  Dropped as dead.
            —Aubrey De Vere
  Dropped like flakes, they dropped like stars, like petals from a rose.
            —Emily Dickinson
  Dropped like a flower cut down by the sickle.
            —Alexandre Dumas, père
  The blood dropped out of her cheeks as the mercury drops from a broken barometer-tube, and she melted away from her seat as an image of snow.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  Music drops like balm into the drowsy ear.
            —Mrs. Emily Chubbuck Judson
  Drop like hours into eternity.
            —John Keats
The slow mists of the evening dropped,
Dropped as a cloth upon a dead man’s face.
            —Rudyard Kipling
  He dropped like a bullock.
            —Rudyard Kipling
  Men dropped like partridges.
            —Rudyard Kipling
  Drop, like mellow fruit … into the grave.
            —Charles Lamb
  Dropt from the zenith like a falling star.
            —John Milton
  Dropped like a stone down through the deep sea.
            —Dinah Maria Mulock
  Dropped, as by a thunder-stroke.
            —William Shakespeare
Drop tears as fast as the Arabian trees
Their medicinal gum.
            —William Shakespeare
  Droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven.
            —William Shakespeare
  Drop as a leaf drops dead.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
        Dropping like flies, devoured
By winter as if by fire, starved, frozen, blind,
Maimed, mad with torment, dying in hell.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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