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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Fierce as the flight of Jove’s destroying flame.
            —Mark Akenside
  Fierce as a Japanese mask.
  Fierce as Jove.
  Fierce as lecherous desire.
  Fierce as a lion of Cotswold.
  Fierce as a mother bird.
  Fierce as a ramcat.
            —J. R. Bartlett’s Dictionary of Americanisms
  Fierce as those flames which shall consume, at close of all.
  Fierce as twenty bloodhounds.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  Fierce as the shout of victory.
            —William Cullen Bryant
  Fierce as the blast that tears the northern sky.
            —Thomas Chatterton
  Fierce as the fallynge thunderbolte.
            —Thomas Chatterton
  Fiers as leoun.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  Fierce as sin.
            —Paul Hamilton Hayne
  Fierce as a whirlwind.
  Fierce as a tigress plundered of her young.
  Fierce as the hydra.
            —William King
  Fierce as Achilles was.
            —Christopher Marlowe
  Fierce as a female Leviathan.
            —Owen Meredith
  Fierce as mounts the flame in air.
            —William J. Mickle
  Fierce as a comet.
            —John Milton
  Fierce as ten furies.
            —John Milton
  Fierce as a turkey-cock.
            —James Montgomery
  As fierce as the Pentland Firth.
            —Scottish Proverb
  Fierce … as whetted scythe.
            —John Ruskin
  As ferce and as cruell as the feende of hel.
            —John Skelton
  Fierce as a famished wolf.
            —Robert Southey
  Fierce as hauke in flight.
            —Edmund Spenser
  Fierce as a blast of hate from hell.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Fierce as the fervid eyes of lions.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Fierce as flaming fire.
            —Torquato Tasso
  Fierce as aqua fortis.
            —John Tatham
  Fierce, as powers at bay.
            —Bayard Taylor
  Fierce as wolves.
            —Leo Tolstoy
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