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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Frail as a lily.
  Frail as flesh is.
            —Laman Blanchard
  Frail as the leaf in Autumn’s yellow bower.
            —Thomas Campbell
  Frail as the clouds.
            —Thomas De Quincey
  Frail as a sigh.
            —Sydney Dobell
  Frail as the web that misty night has spun.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  Frail as dishes.
            —Thomas Hood
  Frail as frost-landscapes on a window-pane.
            —James Russell Lowell
  Frail as the clouds of sunset.
            —James Montgomery
  Frail as glass.
  Frail as a flake of snow.
            —A. J. Ryan
As May’s first lily in a Northern vale.
            —Bayard Taylor
As perfume of the cuckoo-flower.
            —Alfred Tennyson
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