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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Théphile Gautier
  A sky as blue as the enamel on the statuettes of Osiris.  1
  A burning eye, yellow and phosphoric like the eye of a crocodile or a lion.  2
  Fair as a young maid asleep beneath new fallen snow.  3
  The sand … gleamed like mica dust.  4
  Lustrous as agate.  5
  Palpitating at the least emotion like the nostrils of an amorous tigress.  6
  Pretty as a seraph.  7
  Pure as consecrated water.  8
  Voice, resounding as a brass trumpet.  9
  A cry more shrill than Diana surprised by Actæon.  10
  Undulating like a snake rearing on its tail.  11
  Wandering like a plaintive shadow about the places where I dwell.  12

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