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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Break him like a biscuit.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  Break like an o’er-bent bow.
            —Samuel Butler
  Break as a bubble o’er-blown in a dream.
            —Sidney Lanier
  Their ranks are breaking like thin clouds before a Biscay gale.
            —Thomas Babington Macaulay
Breaking, like rosy clouds at even-tide
Around the rich pavilion of the sun.
            —Thomas Moore
  The columns break, like shattered foam.
            —Edward Peple
Breaking his oath and resolution, like
A twist of rotten silk.
            —William Shakespeare
  Break like a bursting heart.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Break forth as laughter on lips that said nought till the pulse in them beat love’s march.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne

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