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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Beautiful as a Houri borne off from the Garden of the Seventh Heaven.  1
To make the tale of her charms complete,
They [her hands] were matched by the shape of her exquisite feet,
Feet so light no maid might show,
So perfectly fashioned from heel to toe,
If on the eye of a lover she stepped,
Her foot would float on the tear he wept.
  Like reeds were those taper fingers of hers to write on each heart love’s characters.  3
  Sweet as jasmine.  4
  Sweet as the morning of life.  5

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