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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Secret (Adjective)
 
  Secret as rocks under sea.
            —Thomas Lovell Beddoes
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  Secret as the grave.
            —Lord Byron
  2
  Secret as the head of Nilus.
            —William Congreve
  3
  Secret as the night.
            —William Congreve
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  Secret as thought.
            —Francis Fawkes
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  Secret as a confessor.
            —John Gay
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  More secret than a nest of nightingales.
            —John Keats
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  Secreter than the isle of Delos.
            —Anonymous
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  Secret as the magnet-stone.
            —George P. Lathrop
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  Secret as your midwife.
            —Edward Sharpham
  10
  Secret as a coach-horse.
            —Richard Brinsley Sheridan
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