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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Low
 
  Low as the grave.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Low as horse’s hoof.
            —Scotch Ballad
  2
  Low as zephyr, telling secrets to his rose.
            —Thomas Lovell Beddoes
  3
  Lying low, like a malignant little animal under a hedge.
            —Joseph Conrad
  4
  Low as a bushy bramble.
            —Charles Macklin
  5
  Low as a baboon’s forehead.
            —Sydney Munden
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  Low as Hell.
            —Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  7
  Fall low as Persian to the sun.
            —Charles Sangster
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  Low as to the fiends.
            —William Shakespeare
  9
  As low as hell’s from heaven.
            —William Shakespeare
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Low as the softest breath that passes in summer at evening
O’er the Æolian strings, felt there when nothing is moving,
Save the thistle-down, lighter than air, and the leaf of the aspen.
            —Robert Southey
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  Low as broken crown.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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