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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Lip
 
  A lip like Persuasion’s, calling on us to kiss it.
            —Anacreon
  1
  Lips just tinted like pink shells.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Lips that flamed like scarlet wine.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Lips like coralline.
            —Arabian Nights
  4
  Dainty lips like double carnelian.
            —Arabian Nights
  5
  Lips, as smooth and tender … as rose-leaves in a coppice wild.
            —Thomas Ashe
  6
  Curving lips like wave half-furled.
            —Alfred Austin
  7
  Lips like rosebuds peeping out of snow.
            —Philip James Bailey
  8
  Music lives within thy lips like a nightingale in roses.
            —Philip James Bailey
  9
Her lippes, erst like the corall redde,
Did waxe both wan and pale.
            —English Ballad
  10
  Lippes like roses dropping dew.
            —English Ballad
  11
  Her lips were like pomegranate blossoms.
            —Arlo Bates
  12
  A lip like ripest cherries.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  13
  The Circassian damsel’s … lips are like taverns of wine.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  14
                Lips
Curved like an archer’s bow to send the bitter arrows out.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  15
                Lips shook
Like a rose leaning o’er a brook,
Which vibrates though it is not struck.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  16
Lips with such sweetness in their honeyed deeps
As fills the rose in which the fairy sleeps.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  17
  Lips like the red of Christmas holly.
            —Frances Hodgson Burnett
  18
Her lips are like the cherries ripe
That sunny walls of Boreas screen.
They tempt the taste and charm the sight.
            —Robert Burns
  19
  Her lips like dewy rosebuds are.
            —Wilfred Campbell
  20
  Lippes rede as rose.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  21
  Her lips are like two budded roses whom ranks of lilies neighbor nigh.
            —Henry Constable
  22
  Lips gay like the rose.
            —Lady Florence Dixie
  23
  Her lips are like the muscatel.
            —Austin Dobson
  24
  Like rubies are created their two lips.
            —Fazil-Bey
  25
  Lips as rounded as a cherry.
            —Edmund Gosse
  26
  Lips like warm carnations.
            —Edmund Gosse
  27
Her lips are roses over-washed with dew,
Or like the purple of Narciss’ flower.
            —Robert Greene
  28
With lips, like hanging fruit, whose hue
Is ruby ’neath a bloom of blue.
            —T. Gordon Hake
  29
  Lips that spoil the ruby’s praise.
            —John Harrington
  30
  Red lips like a living, laughing rose.
            —Laurence Hope
  31
A quiet smile played around his lips,
As the eddies and dimples of the tide play round the bows of ships.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  32
                Lips,
That open like the morn, breathing perfumes,
On such as dare approach them.
            —Philip Massinger
  33
  Lips … like a ripe raspberry.
            —Catulle Mendès
  34
  Lips like the carmine’s ruddy glow.
            —Francis S. Saltus
  35
  Lips, like roses dropping myrrh.
            —George Sandys
  36
  Lips … like roses ere they blow.
            —John G. Saxe
  37
  Ruby lips … like rosebuds in spring.
            —Stephen Smith
  38
  Her lips lyke cherries charming men to byte.
            —Edmund Spenser
  39
  Lips like rose-petals blown apart.
            —Frank L. Stanton
  40
  Lips like blood spilt on it.
            —John M. Synge
  41
  Lips like the honeyed lips of Hylas.
            —Bayard Taylor
  42
  Lips, parting like a loose bow, that just has launched its arrow.
            —Bayard Taylor
  43
  My lips are like a thread of scarlet.
            —Old Testament
  44
  His lips like lilies, dropping sweet-smelling myrrh.
            —Old Testament
  45
  The red colour of her lips like that of a gourd.
            —Vikram and the Vampire
  46
From lips as the lips of Hylas sweet,
And moved like twin roses which zephyrs meet.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
  47
Through the open lips shone visibly a delicate line of pearl,
Like a white vein within a rosy shell.
            —N. P. Willis
  48
  Lipp’d like a lily, and as white as it.
            —N. P. Willis
  49
  Like sunset were her lips.
            —William Butler Yeats
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