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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  The public ear is like a common; there is not much to be got off it, but that little is for the most part grazed down by geese and donkeys.
            —Samuel Butler (1835–1902)
  Her little ears were like rosy shells,—they had a pearl dangling from each of them.
            —Wilkie Collins
  Flapping ears like water-flags.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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