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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Robert Louis Stevenson
  Blind as moonless night.  1
  Brief like a signal.  2
  Brief as the word strong sorrow saith.  3
  Conscientious as a dog.  4
  Conspicuous like a cathedral.  5
  Dull as a sheep.  6
  Helpless as a ship in stays.  7
  Impossible as to get the whole music of the spheres into a sonata.  8
  Innocent as the age of gold.  9
  Innumerable as maggots.  10
  He leaped like a man shot.  11
  Murmur like a shell.  12
  Plain as the glistening planets shine when winds have cleared the skies.  13
  Pleading like a frightened child.  14
  Rare as a dodo.  15
  As remote in thought as … the Apostles or the Cæsars.  16
  Right as ninepence.  17
  Shaking … like a drunkard after a debauch.  18
  Sighed like a man near fainting.  19
  Smile, it was like sunshine in a shady place.  20
  Smiling as smiles the fowler when flutters the bird to the gin.  21
  My fancy soars like a kite and faints in the blue infinite.  22
  As solid as a landed estate.  23
  Swift as a passing bird.  24
  Thick as a mob.  25
  Thick as a snow fall.  26
  Thick as driving rain.  27
  Thick as the stars at night when the moon is down.  28
  Thick and silent like ants.  29
  I was as uncouth as a sea-fish upon the brae of a mountain.  30
  Withered like stars in the morning.  31
  Yellow as sulphur.  32
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