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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Hang
 
  Hang as high as Haman.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Hanging like Mahomet’s coffin, between earth and heaven.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Hang together like bees.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Hang together like birds.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Hang together like burrs.
            —Anonymous
  5
  Hangs together like a rope of sand.
            —Anonymous
  6
  Like Mahomet’s coffin, the shocking word hung half-way ’twixt the root and the tip of the tongue.
            —Richard Harris Barham
  7
  One snowy cloud hangs, like an avalanche of frozen light upon the peak of night’s cerulean Alp.
            —Thomas Lovell Beddoes
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  Hung, like words of transport trembling on the tongue, too strong for utterance.
            —Robert Bloomfield
  9
  Hang like Mahomet in the air.
            —Samuel Butler
  10
  You dosed me with a drug that hangs about my tongue like a pound-weight on a humming-bird’s wing.
            —James Fenimore Cooper
  11
  Hangs his head … like bending lilies over-charg’d with rain.
            —Richard Duke
  12
  Hung like heaven around.
            —Gerald Massey
  13
  Hang like a tail.
            —George Meredith
  14
  Hangs on the heart like a nightmare.
            —Owen Meredith
  15
Hung like mists o’er sleeping streams
In uninhabitable lands.
            —T. Buchanan Read
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  Hung like a vapor in the cloudless sky.
            —Samuel Rogers
  17
  Hung like an icicle on a Dutchman’s beard.
            —William Shakespeare
  18
            His listless hand
Hung like dead bone within its withered skin.
            —William Shakespeare
  19
  Hangs like flax on a distaff.
            —William Shakespeare
  20
  Hang me in a bottle like a cat, and shoot at me.
            —William Shakespeare
  21
  Hang upon him like a disease.
            —William Shakespeare
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  Hang upon my tongue like a new-married wife upon her husband’s neck.
            —William Shakespeare
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  She hangs upon the cheek of night
Like a rich jewel in an Ethiope’s ear.
            —William Shakespeare
  24
  Hang on her lips like a padlock on a pedlar’s budget.
            —Edward Sharpham
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  Hung like bees on mountain-flowers.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
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  Hang like night on heaven above me.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
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  Hangs heavy as the dewiest poppy.
            —Arthur Upson
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  Hang like sackcloth on a wanton nun.
            —Thomas Wade
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