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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Harmless
 
  Harmless as a strawberry festival.
            —Anonymous
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  Harmless as Sancho’s ass.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Harmless as the turtle-dove.
            —Patrick Brontë
  3
  Harmless and pleasant as the murmur of brook and wind.
            —Robert Buchanan
  4
  Harmless as an infant’s play.
            —William Cowper
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  Harmlesse as the bee that doeth but taste the flower and flee away.
            —William Drummond
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  Harmless as reptiles kept in spirits.
            —Sydney Munden
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  Harmless as the turtle of the woods.
            —Thomas Otway
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  Harmless as a paper tiger.
            —Chinese Proverb
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  Harmless as my life’s first day.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  10
  Harmless as the lightning life of song.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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  Harmless … as petals of a flower.
            —Bayard Taylor
  12
  Harmless as doves.
            —New Testament
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  Harmless as a babe.
            —William Wordsworth
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