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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Sweet-falling as the evening dew.
  Fall like a thousand of brick.
  Falling like Sierra’s April flood that pours in ponderous cadence from the cliff.
  Falls like the leaves in October.
  Falling like the tower Siloam.
  Fall like small birds beaten by the storm against a dead wall, dead.
            —Philip James Bailey
  Falling … softly as a snowflake.
            —Philip James Bailey
  Falling like a bolt out of the blue.
            —Thomas Carlyle
  Falls and risings, like a swan upon waving water.
            —Colley Cibber
  Fall, like the autumn-kissed leaf.
            —Paul Laurence Dunbar
Fall on me like a silent dew,
Or like those maiden showers,
Which by the peep of day, do strew
A baptism o’er the flowers.
            —Robert Herrick
Like a leaf that quits the bough,
  The mortal vesture falls.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  Like a city without walls, the grandeur of the mortal falls who glories in his strength and makes not God his trust.
            —Thomas Babington Macaulay
  They fall away, like the flower on which the sun hath looked in his strength.
            —James Macpherson
  He falls like an oak on the plain; like a rock from the shaggy hill.
            —James Macpherson
  Falls like some baffled thing.
            —Arthur W. E. O’Shaughnessy
  Falling soft as snow on snow.
            —Francis Turner Palgrave
  Falling as gently as an answer to a prayer.
            —Adelaide A. Procter
                Falls like Lucifer,
Never to hope again.
            —William Shakespeare
  Fall as a slaughtered beast headless.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Fallen as leaves by the storms in their season thinned.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
                Softer falls
Than petals from blown roses on the grass.
            —Alfred Tennyson
  They fall like grass before the mower.
            —William Makepeace Thackeray
  Fall off, like leaves from a withered tree.

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