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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Alexander Smith
  Barren as a rainy day.  1
  As brilliant as a spangled dancing giri.  2
  Carelessly as the blossoming trees.  3
  Drowsy voice, like murmur of a leafy sycamore.  4
In her hazel eyes her thoughts lay clear
As pebbles in a brook.
  Gladdens like a beam in spring … making blithe each daisie one by one.  6
  Gleam like the white effigies on tombs in dim cathedrals.  7
  Has a cold cheerless glitter, like the new furniture in a warehouse.  8
  As happy as a serf who leaves the king ennobled.  9
  Laughed, like a happy fountain in a cave brightening the gloomy rocks.  10
  Loose as the flame that flutters on the grate.  11
  Mourn like a sick child.  12
  Moved one like the finest eloquence.  13
  Oppresses like a crown of gold.  14
  A poem round and perfect as a star.  15
  Round and perfect as a star.  16
  His [Bacon’s] sentences bend beneath the weight of his thought like a branch beneath the weight of its fruit.  17
  Silent as a noonday sky when larks with heat are mute.  18
  A half smile hovering round her happy lips like a bright butterfly around a flower.  19
  Smooth as a billow.  20
  I feel as new and strange as a free spirit which had shaken off the wrappings of this life.  21
  My heart like a touched harp-string thrilled.  22
  Time is like the peacefulness of grass, which clothes, as if with silence and deep sleep, deserted plains that once were loud with strife.  23
  Vanished, like a star into a cloud.  24
  Wander like a desert wind, without a place of rest.  25
  Warm and cosy as a bird nest.  26
  Weak as a flower that sways with every wind.  27
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