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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Violent
 
  Violent as a river, swollen with rain, rushes from the mountain.
            —Anonymous
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  Violent as botel in the spence [store-room].
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
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  Violent as steam.
            —C. C. Colton
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  Violent as hunger.
            —William Rowley
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  Violent as poison.
            —Vance Thompson
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