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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Scatters them like a shot in a preserve.
  Scattered like the bones of dead bodies torn from one another by wolves after the battle.
  Scattered like chaff before the wind.
  Scattered like a flock.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  Scattered with as little premeditation as the birds scattered their songs.
            —Bliss Carman
  The people I love most are scattered as the sands of the dry river beds fly before the fall hurricane.
            —James Fenimore Cooper
  Scattered like foam along the wave.
            —George Croly
  Like the Jews, scattered.
            —Thomas Dekker
  Scattered like mown and withered grass.
            —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  Scatter like smoke.
            —Maurice Hewlett
  Scattered all along, like emptied seashells on the sand.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
            Scattered …
As leaves when wild winds blow.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  She scatters the spray as the chaff in the stroke of the flail.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  Scattered like a mad sea.
            —Alphonse M. L. Lamartine
  Scattering drops like beads of wampum.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  Scattered were they, like flakes of snow.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
                Scattered wide
Like silt and seaweed by the force and fluctuations of the tide.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  Scattered, like treasures of the lost Hesperides.
            —Adelaide A. Procter
  Scatter … as if they had been balloons in a wind.
            —George Meredith
  Scattered … like loose spray before the wind.
            —George Meredith
  They scattered like a brood of partridges.
            —Osmanli Proverb
  Scattering, like hope through fear.
            —Richard Savage
  Scattered like foam on the torrent.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
        Like a glow-worm golden
          In a dell of dew,
        Scattering unbeholden
          Its aërial hue
Among the flowers and grass, which screen it from the view.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Scattered, like a cloud of summer dust.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Like sheep from the wolf, scattering.
            —Robert Southey
  Scattered them as crows.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Scatter as wild swans parting adrift on the wan green waste.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Scatters as leaves blown down the wind.
            —Arthur Symons
  Scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
            —New Testament
  Scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.
            —Old Testament
  Scatter them as the stubble that passeth away by the wind of the wilderness.
            —Old Testament
  Scattered upon the hills, as sheep that have not a shepherd.
            —Old Testament
  Scatter like quicksilver.
            —John Webster
  Scattered like dust before the storm.
            —Ludwig Uhland
  Scattered … like chaff before the winnower’s fan.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
  Scattered like the chaff blown from the threshing-floor of God.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
  Scattering, like birds escaped the fowler’s net.
            —William Wordsworth

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