Reference > Quotations > Frank J. Wilstach, comp. > A Dictionary of Similes
Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Israel Zangwill
  Blue as with the cold.  1
  Bracing as an Alpine breeze.  2
  Clear as daylight.  3
  Dead as the ropes of roses on St. James street.  4
  A fantastic splendor as of Aladdin and Arabian nights.  5
  Flexible as figures in the hands of the statistician.  6
  Foaming at the mouth like Champagne bottles.  7
  Golden as the façade of St. Mark’s with dancing reflections.  8
  Hot as Indian curry.  9
  Limping like a sore-footed soldier striding to the band.  10
  Majestic in its movement as a sonnet of Milton.  11
  Obscure as Mallarmé.  12
  Refreshes me like a tonic.  13
  Unhealthy as the liver of a goose intended for pâté.  14
  Unnatural as the feverish life of the boulevard.  15

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2015 · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors · World Lit.