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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Donald G. Mitchell
  Abandoned, like the waves we leave behind us  1
  Approaches his lighter topics as a humming bird approaches flowers.  2
  Artful as the most dexterous cast of the best trout-killing rod.  3
  Eyes beaming, like angel’s looks.  4
  As bright as a spot of June day sunshine on the grass.  5
  Capacious as the mind of a boy.  6
  Chase each other over the wind, as vagrant high-sweeping clouds chase over the sky.  7
  As clear as the classics.  8
  Earnest as life and hope.  9
  Easily as one might wind a watch.  10
  Flirtation is like the slime on water-plants, making them hard to handle, and when caught, only to be cherished in slimy waters.  11
  Flitting like a shadow of love.  12
  Fragile as a leaf.  13
  The firelight glimmers upon the walls of your cherished home, like the Vestal fire of red upon the figures of adoring angels, or like the flame of Hebrew sacrifice, whose incense bore hearts to Heaven.  14
  Glowing like anthracite coal.  15
  Gush like a fountain at its source.  16
  Refreshes like the first gush of spring, or the break of an April shower.  17
  Reluctantly … like the steps of a bride to the altar.  18
  A little tinge of sadness floats upon her eye, like the haze upon a summer landscape.  19
  Childhood … smiles, like glimpses of heaven.  20
  Soothes like a caress of angels.  21
  Staggers like a starveling cripple.  22
  Surely as there is hope in man.  23
  Vanished, like a blasted thing.  24
  Vulgar as a church warden.  25

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