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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
George Moore
  Alert as a bird in the springtime.  1
  Clear as well water.  2
  Emphatic as an oath.  3
  Graceful as a Naiad.  4
  Happy as a priest at a wedding.  5
  Language rises like a spring among the mountains; it increases into a rivulet; then it becomes a river (the water is still unpolluted), but when the river has passed through a town the water must be filtered. And Milton was mentioned as the first filter, the first stylist.  6
  Pathetic as an autumn leaf.  7
  Shy as a wren in the hedgerow.  8
  Unabashed as a little child.  9
  Uncomely as a drove of pigs running down a lane.  10
  Unconsciously as a flower exhales its perfume.  11
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