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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
J. M. Barrie
  Adhering … like shipwrecked mariners on a rock.  1
  As fast as a fisher could let out line.  2
  Grinning like one bringing rare news.  3
  Incongruous as a wedding-dress at a funeral.  4
  Indistinguishable … like a celebrity in a crowd.  5
  Lingered … like innocent birds loath to be gone from the spot where their nest has been.  6
  Come out like beetles when the lights are out.  7
  Quick as a stab.  8
  As quickly as iron in the fire passes through the various stages between warmth and white heat.  9
  Began as quietly as a roaring March.  10
  As repellent as a boy’s drum.  11
  Round and round like a boiling potful.  12
Round and round, like a dance of snow
In a dazzling drift.
  Shivered as if in a deadly chill.  14
  Smiling triumphantly the while like one who had discovered a cure for duty.  15
  Trembling like a man with the palsy.  16
  As unsettling to us as a change of Government to Londoners.  17
  Waggled like the hilt of a sword.  18
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