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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Heavy
 
  Heavy as a boarding-house dumpling.
            —Anonymous
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  Heavy as death.
            —Matthew Arnold
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  Heavy as a panegyric.
            —William Congreve
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  Heavy as the hand of death.
            —Charles Dickens
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  Head as heavy as alderman’s.
            —Henry Fielding
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  Hung heavy as an opiate.
            —Thomas Hardy
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  Heavy and lumpish … like a defunct nightmare, which had perished in the midst of its wickedness, and left its flabby corpse on the breast of the tormented one, to be gotten rid of as it might.
            —Nathaniel Hawthorne
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  Heavy, like a spade that digs in clay.
            —Richard Hengist Horne
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            Heavy as remembered sin
That will not suffer sleep or thought to ease.
            —Rudyard Kipling
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  Lies heavy … like murder on a guilty soul.
            —Friedrich von Schiller
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  Heavy as lead.
            —John Skelton
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  Heavier than the sands of the sea.
            —Old Testament
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  Heavy as a Dutchman.
            —Mrs. Henry Wood
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  Heavy as frost.
            —William Wordsworth
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