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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Glimmer
 
Glimmering faintly like the rack
O’ the moon in her own light cast back.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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  Glimmer like a star in autumn’s hazy night.
            —William Cullen Bryant
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Glimmers … like starry twinklers that momently break
Through the rifts of the gathering tempest’s rack.
            —Joseph Rodman Drake
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Glimmering, like the balance-pan
That weighs its guinea as he weighs his man.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
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  Glimmer, like the last flicker of a night-light.
            —Victor Hugo
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  Glimmer like a coral grove.
            —Walter Malone
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  Glimmer like a butterfly.
            —Don Marquis
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  The firelight glimmers upon the walls of your cherished home, like the Vestal fire of red upon the figures of adoring angels, or like the flame of Hebrew sacrifice, whose incense bore hearts to Heaven.
            —Donald G. Mitchell
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  Tresses glimmering and gleaming like glad waters running over shelving shallows, rimmed with clover.
            —James Whitcomb Riley
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  Glimmers like a meteor.
            —Samuel Rogers
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  Glimmered like fire.
            —Francis S. Saltus
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He glimmered apart
In solemn gloom
Like a dying lamp in a haunted tomb.
            —Richard H. Stoddard
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  Glimmered through the misty sphere like moonlit marble.
            —Bayard Taylor
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  Glimmered like a faint, vanishing tinge of blood on snow.
            —Henry Van Dyke
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Glimmered like a pine tree dimly viewed
Through Alpine vapors.
            —William Wordsworth
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