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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Fierce
 
  Fierce as the flight of Jove’s destroying flame.
            —Mark Akenside
  1
  Fierce as a Japanese mask.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Fierce as Jove.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Fierce as lecherous desire.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Fierce as a lion of Cotswold.
            —Anonymous
  5
  Fierce as a mother bird.
            —Anonymous
  6
  Fierce as a ramcat.
            —J. R. Bartlett’s Dictionary of Americanisms
  7
  Fierce as those flames which shall consume, at close of all.
            —Bhagavad-Gita
  8
  Fierce as twenty bloodhounds.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  9
  Fierce as the shout of victory.
            —William Cullen Bryant
  10
  Fierce as the blast that tears the northern sky.
            —Thomas Chatterton
  11
  Fierce as the fallynge thunderbolte.
            —Thomas Chatterton
  12
  Fiers as leoun.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  13
  Fierce as sin.
            —Paul Hamilton Hayne
  14
  Fierce as a whirlwind.
            —Homer
  15
  Fierce as a tigress plundered of her young.
            —Juvenal
  16
  Fierce as the hydra.
            —William King
  17
  Fierce as Achilles was.
            —Christopher Marlowe
  18
  Fierce as a female Leviathan.
            —Owen Meredith
  19
  Fierce as mounts the flame in air.
            —William J. Mickle
  20
  Fierce as a comet.
            —John Milton
  21
  Fierce as ten furies.
            —John Milton
  22
  Fierce as a turkey-cock.
            —James Montgomery
  23
  As fierce as the Pentland Firth.
            —Scottish Proverb
  24
  Fierce … as whetted scythe.
            —John Ruskin
  25
  As ferce and as cruell as the feende of hel.
            —John Skelton
  26
  Fierce as a famished wolf.
            —Robert Southey
  27
  Fierce as hauke in flight.
            —Edmund Spenser
  28
  Fierce as a blast of hate from hell.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  29
  Fierce as the fervid eyes of lions.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  30
  Fierce as flaming fire.
            —Torquato Tasso
  31
  Fierce as aqua fortis.
            —John Tatham
  32
  Fierce, as powers at bay.
            —Bayard Taylor
  33
  Fierce as wolves.
            —Leo Tolstoy
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