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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Alphonse M. L. Lamartine
  Durable as manhood.  1
  Haunted … like a regret.  2
  Howled like a pack of famished dogs.  3
  Incomprehensible as a man starting a long journey without a good book.  4
  Written language is like a mirror which it is necessary to have in order that man know himself and be sure that he exists.  5
  Lashing her face like the wing of a raven driven by the storm.  6
  Man is like a tree which is shaken that its fruit may drop to the ground.  7
  Popular as love.  8
  Red as the fire of a furnace.  9
  Scattered like a mad sea.  10
  Shriek … during shipwrecks, like the cursed inhabitants of the Bay of the Dead, who await their prey in the ships lost at sea.  11
  My soul is like those sieves in which gold-washers of Mexico gather bits of the pure metal in the torrents of the Cordilleras. The sand falls through them, the gold remains.  12
  Supernatural as the Dante of Florence.  13
  Sympathetic as sentiment.  14
  She vanished like the lightning’s sudden gleam.  15

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