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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Laughter
 
  Laughter rich as woodland thunder.
            —Ralph Waldo Emerson
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  Laughter and tears are meant to turn the same machinery of sensibility; one is wind-power, and the other water-power: that is all.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
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  Laughter like a chime of bells.
            —Charles Reade
  3
Soft laughter as of light that stirs the sea
With darkling sense of dawn ere dawn may be.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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  Laughter soft as tears.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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  For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool.
            —Old Testament
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Sweet laughter in mirthfulness artlessly flowing
Like zephyrs at play through a fairy flute blowing.
            —Ralph D. Williams
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