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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Stern as a stone bust of Augustus Cæsar.
  Stern as block of bogwood oak.
            —R. D. Blackmore
  Stern as Vengeance.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
                An iron Queen,
Stern as her flinty judgment seat of doom.
            —Lord De Tabley
  Stern as Richard in Bosworth Field.
            —Pierce Egan
  Stern as Pluto’s sceptre.
            —John Keats
  Stern as a mailed knight that had been grappling death.
            —Gerald Massey
  Stern as the noon of night.
            —Gerald Massey
  As stern as e’er was knitted in the folds of rancorous discontent.
            —Richard Sheil
                Stern and still
As hours and years that change and anguish fill.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Stern as Medea in her dragon car.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne

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