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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Shook
 
  Shook like a strong oak in a blast.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Shook it like a terrier with a rat.
            —Thomas Hood
  2
  Shook as one that looks on death.
            —Jean Ingelow
  3
Like bullrushes on side of brook,
Or aspen leaf, her joints all shook.
            —William King
  4
  Shook like windy weeds.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  5
  Shook like custards.
            —Ouida
  6
  Shook as the quivering plumes upon the hearse.
            —Edgar Allan Poe
  7
  Shook like a spied spy.
            —Edgar Allan Poe
  8
  Shook … like cold jelly.
            —Charles Reade
  9
  Shook like an autumn leaf.
            —Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  10
  Shook … like shingle at the ocean’s mercy.
            —John Ruskin
  11
  Shook, like reeds beside a frozen brook.
            —Sir Walter Scott
  12
  Shook, like the Aspen leaves in the wind.
            —Sir Walter Scott
  13
  Shook like a palsied limb.
            —Robert Southey
  14
  Shook like loosened music.
            —Francis Thompson
  15
  Her waving hair shook like music.
            —Francis Thompson
  16
  Shook like a poppy-field.
            —Walter Thornbury
  17
Shook, as the blackbird’s throat
With its last big note.
            —Oscar Wilde
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