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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Fleet as a falling star.
  Fleet as a greyhound.
  Fleet as Diana.
  Fleet as kindled fire.
  Fleeter than hawk that ever flew.
            —Edwin Arnold
  Fleet is his foot as the wild roe-buck’s.
            —Charles Stuart Calverley
  Fleet as the whirlwind.
            —Thomas Campbell
  Flete as fleaynge cloudes that swymme before the syghte.
            —Thomas Chatterton
  Fleet as leash-slipped greyhounds.
Fleet as deer the Normans ran
Through Curlieu’s Pass and Ardrahan.
            —Thomas Osborne Davis
  Fleet as fancy.
            —Charles Dibden, Jr.
  Fleet as the swallow cuts the drift.
            —Joseph Rodman Drake
  Fleets as a dream.
            —Elijah Fenton
Fleet as the arrow from the bowstring flies,
Fleet as the eagle darting through the skies.
                As fleet
As had they wings upon their feet.
            —Jacques Jasmin
As silver-sandalled Artemis.
            —Frances Anne Kemble
  Fleet as wind.
  Fleet as the dew.
            —Philip B. Marston
  Fleet as zephyr’s pinion.
            —Thomas Moore
  Fleeter than the roe.
            —William Shakespeare
  Fleeter than lightning’s flash.
  Fleet as light.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Fleet as the lightning’s laugh.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
As words of men or snowflakes on the wind.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Fleet and slim as Atalanta.
            —Thomas Westwood
  Fleet as shooting star.
            —Thomas Westwood
  Fleet as the shadows.
            —William Wordsworth
  Fleet as days and months and years.
            —William Wordsworth
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