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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Fell like piled-up cards.
            —Robert Browning
  Fell as thick as harvests beneath hail.
            —Lord Byron
The charioteer fell like a fluttered leaf;
Or as feather shaken from the wing
Of some high-soaring eagle, when the hail
Falls in a whirlwind and the woods cry back.
            —Lord De Tabley
  Jussaic fell like a mass of dead flesh.
            —Alexandre Dumas, père
  Fell like a ninepin.
            —José Echegaray
The stars of heaven fell calmly away,
Like flakes of snow in a winter day.
            —James Hogg
  She fell like a column of water.
            —William Dean Howells
  He fell as one struck dead.
            —James Sheridan Knowles
  His face fell like a cookbook cake.
            —Joseph. C. Lincoln
  Fell, like a flail on the garnered grain.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  Like corn before the sickle the stout Lavinians fell.
            —Thomas Babington Macaulay
  He fell, like the bank of a mountain-stream.
            —James Macpherson
  She … fell from her full height as a stone drops from a rock into the gulf below.
Like the watch-tower of a town
Which an earthquake shatters down,
Like a lightning-stricken mast,
Like a wind-uprooted tree
Spun about,
Like a foam-topped waterspout
Cast down headlong in the sea,
She fell at last.
            —Christina Georgina Rossetti
Fell, like ocean’s feathery spray
Dashed from the boiling surge
Before the vessel’s prow.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Fell, like the unseen blight of a smiling day.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Fell fast, as the seared leaves that from the trembling tree the autumn whirlwind shakes.
            —Robert Southey
  Fell like ripe grass before the mower’s scythe.
            —Robert Southey
  Fell like a thousand of brick.
            —Simon Suggs
  Fell as falls an ember from forth a flameless pile.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Fell a spirit, as sinks the star of day beneath its watery bed of western waves.
            —Joseph Turnley
                But I fell;
Fell, like the snow-flakes, from heaven—to hell.
            —James W. Watson
  Fell upon his ears like fire-bell at night.
            —Thomas Watson
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