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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
George MacDonald
  Burns like hate.  1
  Burn within me like an evil fire.  2
  Calm as the calm that follows duty.  3
  Capricious, like the thinkings of a child.  4
  Difficulty adds to result, as the ramming of powder sends the bullet the further.  5
  Her face was like the earthen pitcher of Gideon: it concealed the light.  6
  Afar as angels or the sainted dead.  7
            Gentle, loving, kind
Like Mary singing to her mangered child.
  Gleamed like moonshine on wet sands.  9
  Hopeful as Prometheus.  10
  Peaceful as summer woods.  11
  Red as if he were going to choke.  12
  Nose had got as red with passion as the protuberance of a turkey-cock when gobbling out its unutterable feelings of disdain.  13
  He was as restless as a wild beast in a cage.  14
  A half smile, like the moonlight of laughter, dawned on her face.  15
  Still as the moonlight.  16
  Sudden as Aphrodite from the sea.  17
  Swaying like wind-swung bell.  18
  Thoughts, common as clay, and the trodden earth.  19

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