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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Sigmund Krasinski
  Changeful … as are the waves before the breath of winds.  1
  Fair as Aphrodite rising from the deep-blue Grecian sea.  2
  Fleeting as a passing sigh.  3
  Flicker like a lamp.  4
  Flutter like a flickering, dying lamp.  5
  Glitters like a sea of light.  6
  Hiss like vipers.  7
  Impatient as a boy.  8
  As numberless as they that at last will throng into the valley of Jehosaphat.  9
  Obstinate … like the corpse in the fable, threatening the driver of the hearse with vengeance dire at every gate of fatal charnel-house.  10
  Idols are overturned like new-mown grass.  11
  Pure as purest vestal virgin.  12
  Rushed upon us like a lava torrent.  13
  Sad as an image of despair.  14
  A smouldering fire, shining like lamps through rents in sepulchres.  15
  Stir like the hail of musketry in fight.  16
  Swayed, like grain-fields when the wind breathes over them.  17
  Transparent as pure water.  18
  Wild as a fiend.  19

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