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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Robert Buchanan
  Bare as a naked bairn.  1
  Came and went like the lighthouse gleam on a black night at sea.  2
  As cosy as down among country lanes.  3
  As dim as dim might be.  4
  Fading like moonlight softly into darkness.  5
  Gay as a guinea.  6
  Gleam … like the phosphor of the foam upon the shore.  7
  Good as gold.  8
  Harmless and pleasant as the murmur of brook and wind.  9
Light as a faint wreath of snow
That tremblest to fall in the wind.
  Murmur like the moan of far-off seas.  11
  Slow as the hand on clock’s face.  12
  Slow as the white cloud in the sky.  13
  White as the winding-sheet.  14

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