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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Edmondo de Amicis
  Emile Augier … carried his celebrity not as a mantle but as a flower in his button-hole.  1
  She drooped like a blossom bent by the wind.  2
  Eyes, brilliant and humid like the reflection of stars in a well.  3
  Soothes the ear like the echo of distant music.  4
  Stamping her feet like an Italian actor representing anger.  5
  Tall and slender like an ode in quinary verses.  6
  Vaguely, like certain luminous scenes of the theatre back of those thin curtains which suddenly descend on the scenic stage, transporting the spectators from the tumult of a ballroom to the silence of a private house.  7

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