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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Alphonse Daudet
  Blazing like a brace of suns.  1
  Bleeding as if he had been through a thicket of troubles.  2
  Brown as a pineapple.  3
  Children are like grown people; the experience of others is never of any use to them.  4
  Discordant as the cries of a gull.  5
  Empty as a church on a week-day.  6
  Eyes, gleaming and sparkling like lizards’ eyes in the crevices of old walls.  7
  Flutterings as in a slumbering aviary.  8
  Gentle and placid as Socrates.  9
  Glittering as snow in the sunshine.  10
  Irritating as a hundred needles forgotten in an armchair.  11
  Lifting his feet like a knife grinder.  12
  Rattled like a pair of castanets.  13
  Rigid as embodied duty.  14
  Rigid as his starched collar.  15
  Smoking like a crater.  16
  Softly as if over a pavement of down.  17
  Thrilled in ecstasy, like an Oriental saint.  18
  Trustful as Don Juan’s famous Monsieur Dimanche.  19
  Vast as cathedrals.  20

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