A Dictionary of Similes
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Proverbs 25:11
Old Testament

A Dictionary of Similes

By Frank J. Wilstach

Wilstach spent over 20 years tracing more than 16,000 similies to about 2,000 sources and categorizing them under some 3,000 subjects.

Bibliographic Record Preface



Category Index
Abandon to Cynic
Daily to Future
Gabble to Life
Lifeless to Puzzled
Quail to Stick
Stiff to Zigzag
Featured Entries
Beautiful, Black, Blind, Blue, Blush, Bright, Calm, Change, Chaste, Cheek, Clear, Cling, Cold, Dark, Dead, Deep, Differ, Dull, Easy, Eye, Face, Fade, Fair, Fast, Fierce, Firm, Fixed, Fled, Fly, Free, Fresh, Full, Gay, Gleam, Glitter, Glow, Gone, Happy, Heart, Keen, Light, Lip, Loud, Love, Man, Melt, Mild, Mind, Pale, Pass, Plain, Pure, Red, Rich, Round, Sad, Scatter, Sharp, Shine, Shrink, Silent, Smile, Smooth, Soft, Sparkle, Spread, Still, Straight, Strong, Sure, Sweet, Swift, Thick, Tremble, True, Vanish, Voice, Warm, Welcome, White, Wild, Wit, Woman
Author Index
Gilbert Abbott À Beckett to Charles Dickens
Emily Dickinson to Lays of Ancient India
Emma Lazarus to Thomas Shadwell
William Shakespeare to Johann Heinrich Zschokke
Featured Entries
Anonymous, Arabian Nights, Bacon, Bailey, Balzac, Beaumont and Fletcher, Billings, Blackmore, E.B. Browning, R. Browning, Bulwer-Lytton, Burton, Butler, Byron, Carlyle, Chaucer, Coleridge, Colton, Conrad, Cowper, Dickens, Dryden, Dumas, George Eliot, Emerson, Hawthorne, O. Henry, O.W. Holmes, Homer, Hood, Hugo, Keats, Kipling, Longfellow, Lyly, Massey, de Maupassant, Meredith, Montgomery, T. Moore, Old Testament, Ouida, Pope, Read, Reade, Riley, C.G. Rossetti, D.G. Rossetti, M. Scott, Shakespeare, Shelley, Southey, Spenser, Swift, Swinburne, Taylor, Tennyson, Whittier, Wordsworth