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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Yawn
 
  Yawned much as a bored tiger does in the face of a philosophical student of savage manners in the zoölogical gardens.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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  Yawns like a grave in a cemetery.
            —Victor Hugo
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  Yawn’d like a gash on warrior’s breast.
            —Sir Walter Scott
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  Yawn and stretch like a greyhound by the fireside.
            —Sir John Vanbrugh
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