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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Loose
 
  Loose as … negligence.
            —James Cawthorn
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  Loose as the stubble in the field.
            —George Croly
  2
  Loose as a vine-branch blowing in the morn.
            —Austin Dobson
  3
  Loose as the wrapper of a two-for-fiver.
            —O. Henry
  4
  Loose as Cossack pantaloons.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
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  Loose as eggs in a nest.
            —Walter Savage Landor
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Hang loose about him, like a giant’s robe
Upon a dwarfish thief.
            —William Shakespeare
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  Loose as the flame that flutters on the grate.
            —Alexander Smith
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  Loose, like a Comet’s refluent tresses, hung her heavenly hair dispersed.
            —Robert Southey
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  Loose as the petals of roses discrowned.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  10
  Loose as the breeze that plays along the downs.
            —James Thomson
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  The reins loose as flying ribbons.
            —Lewis Wallace
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  Loose as a cloud-wreath on the sky.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
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