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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  Bent down like violets after rain.  1
  Bent … like some rapt poet o’er his rhyme.  2
  Deadly as nightshade.  3
  Deepening like the dawn.  4
  Dropped, like Icarus, in mid-sky.  5
  Hopeful as the break of day.  6
  Hurried, like one distraught.  7
  Life is like a tale ended ere ’tis told.  8
  Lithe as a panther.  9
  Moaned like a dismal autumn wind.  10
  Musical as brooks that run o’er yellow shallows in the sun.  11
  Polished as the bosom of a star.  12
  Purpled as with stains of wine. Waller  13
  Soft as the satin fringe that shades the eyelids of thy fragrant maids.  14
  Stark as a statue.  15
  Sudden, like a Fate.  16
  Eyes twinkled like diamonds.  17
  Unknown, like a seed in fallow ground.  18
  Wan as moonlight.  19
  Weird as the elfin lights that glimmer of frosty nights.  20
  Wild as the winds that tear the curled red leaf in the air.  21

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