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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Blind as a bank director.
  Blind as a bat.
  Blind as a white cat with a blue eye.
  Blind as Cupid.
  Blind as the blue skies after sunset.
            —Philip James Bailey
  Blind as ignorance.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  Blind as moles.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  Blind as the fool’s heart.
            —Robert Browning
Ay, as a man would be inside the sun,
Delirious with the plentitude of life.
            —Robert Browning
  Blind as fortune.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  Blind as the blindworm.
            —Aubrey De Vere
  Blind as a brickbat.
            —Charles Dickens
  Blind as the Cyclop.
            —John Dryden
  Blindness acts like a dam, sending the streams of thought backward along the already-traveled channels, and hindering the course onward.
            —George Eliot
  Blind as death itself.
            —Sir William Schwenk Gilbert
  His eye is blind as that of a potato.
            —Thomas Hood
  Blind as inexperience.
            —Victor Hugo
  Blind as a beetle.
            —Ben Jonson
  Blind as a woman in love.
            —Ninon de L’Enclos
  Blind as one that hath been found drunk a seven-night.
            —Thomas Middleton
  Blind as justice.
            —Mary Russell Mitford
  Blind as hooded falcons.
            —Thomas Moore
            Blind as he who closes
His eyes to the light and will not have it shine.
            —Lewis Morris
  Like fortune in her frenzy, blind.
            —Sarah W. Morton
  Blind as the song of birds.
            —T. Buchanan Read
  Blind as love.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Blind as moonless night.
            —Robert Louis Stevenson
  Blind and stark as though the snows made numb all sense within it.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Blind as a pilot beaten blind with foam.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Blind as glass.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Blind as grief.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Blind as the night.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
                Blind and vain
As rain-stars blurred and marred by rain
To wanderers on a moonless main
Where night and day seem dead.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Blind as any noonday owl.
            —Alfred Tennyson
  Blind like tragic masks of stone.
            —James Thomson

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