|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
| Beautiful as fire.|| 1|
|Blushing like the skies to crimson burning,|
When Aurora Borealis fires her premises by night.
|Blushes, like the flushes upon high|
When Aurora Borealis lights her circumpolar palace.
| As boldly as a brigadier|
Tricked out with marks and signs all oer
Of rank, brigade, division, corps,
To show by every means he can
An officer is not a man.
| Deteriorate like a fish in the sun.|| 5|
| As different as paths of storm.|| 6|
| Extinguished like a tapers flame.|| 7|
| Familiar as the simple lore|
That two policemen and two thieves make four.
| Firm as the heart of a mountain.|| 9|
| Glittered in the gloom|
Like a gilt epitaph within a tomb.
|Christmas greetings are like pots of ore;|
The hollower they are they sing the more.
| Luminous as jelly.|| 12|
| Pitiless as night.|| 13|
| Saucy as sin.|| 14|
| The living seemed as silent as the slain.|| 15|
| Snored like an organ.|| 16|
| Streaming like feathers of a shuttlecock.|| 17|
| As stubborn as the will of kings.|| 18|
| Sweet as the look of a lover saluting the eyes of a maid.|| 19|
| As tranquil and unmoved as Fate.|| 20|
| Wasted, like a sermon for the dead.|| 21|
| Woven like winter serpents in a pit.|| 22|