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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Twist
 
  Twisted as an Egyptian cripple.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Twisted as Dick’s hatband.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Twisting like a mop.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Twist like pearl white fire.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Twisted like a house that has been enveloped and carried away by a waterspout.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  5
  Twists like a whiskee phit.
            —Josh Billings
  6
  Twisted like knotted snakes.
            —Charles Harpur
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  A writhing horror twisted itself across his features, like a snake gliding swiftly over them.
            —Nathaniel Hawthorne
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  Twisted like an S. Thomas Hood  9
  Twisted like a rope.
            —Victor Hugo
  10
  Twisted in the maw of the wave like the angler’s hook in the jaws of a pike.
            —Victor Hugo
  11
  Twisted like an eel.
            —Charles Kingsley
  12
  Twisting like a serpent.
            —Charles Lever
  13
  Twist like fell ghosts that fear the light.
            —Lewis Morris
  14
  Twisted … like old olive branches.
            —John Ruskin
  15
  Twists, like the curls of a bride.
            —Sadi
  16
  Twisting and twining like a conger eel.
            —Michael Scott
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