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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Smooth
 
  Smooth as the surface of a pebble.
            —Joseph Addison
  1
  Smooth like a china cup.
            —William Allingham
  2
  Smooth as the stem of a young palm.
            —Amriolkais
  3
  Smooth as a bowling green.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Smooth as a bulrush.
            —Anonymous
  5
  Smooth as a carpet.
            —Anonymous
  6
  Smooth as a die.
            —Anonymous
  7
  Smooth as a door knob.
            —Anonymous
  8
  Smooth as an oil’d thunderbolt.
            —Anonymous
  9
  Smooth as a perfect peach.
            —Anonymous
  10
  Smooth as a poker table.
            —Anonymous
  11
  Smooth as a rose leaf.
            —Anonymous
  12
  Smooth as the mirrors in the Palace of Peace.
            —Anonymous
  13
  Smooth as the palm of one’s hand.
            —Anonymous
  14
  Smooth as wax.
            —Anonymous
  15
  Smooth as a snow cloud.
            —Anonymous
  16
  Smooth as a spirit’s wing.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  17
  Smothe it was as it were late shave.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  18
  Smooth as smoothest beaver hat.
            —John Davies
  19
  Smooth as a new laid egg.
            —Charles Dickens
  20
  Smooth as sheet of polished brass.
            —Joseph Rodman Drake
  21
  Smooth as the back of a razor.
            —George Du Maurier
  22
  Smooth as the dusky down on the elk.
            —Ancient Erse
  23
  Smooth as fungus, daughter of the rain.
            —Francis Fawkes
  24
  Smooth as the surface of well polish’d brass.
            —Francis Fawkes
  25
  Smooth and shining, as a sword out of a sheath.
            —Gustave Flaubert
  26
  A skin as smoth as silke.
            —George Gascoigne
  27
  Smooth as glass.
            —John Gay
  28
  Smooth as a billiard-table.
            —Anthony Hamilton
  29
  Smooth as ice.
            —Thomas Heywood
  30
  Smooth as the pond can be.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  31
  Smooth as a file.
            —Leigh Hunt
  32
  Smooth as a road in Venice.
            —Mary Johnston
  33
  Smooth as a billiard ball.
            —Ben Jonson
  34
  Skin as smooth as any rush.
            —Ben Jonson
  35
  Smooth as a silver shield.
            —George Cabot Lodge
  36
  Smooth as jet.
            —John Lyly
  37
  Smooth as the gliding stream.
            —James Macpherson
  38
  Smooth as velvet.
            —Charles Reade
  39
  Smoother than the fur of cats.
            —James Whitcomb Riley
  40
  Tones as smooth as honey.
            —Christina Georgina Rossetti
  41
  Smooth as a mirror.
            —Bernardin de Saint-Pierre
  42
  Smooth as oil.
            —William Shakespeare
  43
  Smooth as monumental alabaster.
            —William Shakespeare
  44
  Smooth as the elephant’s new polished tooth.
            —Sir Edward Sherburne
  45
  Smooth as Pan.
            —Sir Philip Sidney
  46
  Smooth as a billow.
            —Alexander Smith
  47
  As Parian marble smooth.
            —William Somerville
  48
Smooth as the level lake, when not a breeze
Dies o’er the sleeping surface.
            —Robert Southey
  49
  Smooth as the liquid passage of a bird.
            —Trumbull Stickney
  50
  Smoother than butter.
            —Old Testament
  51
  Smooth as the flight of a dream.
            —Edith M. Thomas
  52
  Smooth as a floor.
            —Mary A. Tincker
  53
  Smooth as a mole.
            —John Withals (Dictionary in English and Latin)
  54
  Smooth as marble or a waveless sea.
            —William Wordsworth
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