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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Yellow
 
  Yellow as a cat’s eye.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Yellow as a corpse.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Yellow as a guinea.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Yellow as a hopeless lover.
            —Arabian Nights
  4
  She was as yellow as a quince.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  5
  Yellow as gamboge.
            —R. D. Blackmore
  6
  Yellow like to fire.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  7
  Yellow, like April bees.
            —Charles Stuart Calverley
  8
                As yelowe of hewe
As ony basyn scoured newe.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  9
  Yellow as liquid honey.
            —Gabriel D’Annunzio
  10
  Yellow as jealousy.
            —Anthony Hamilton
  11
  Yellow as saffron.
            —Bret Harte
  12
  Yellow as a Chinaman.
            —O. Henry
  13
  Yellow as cowslips.
            —James Hogg
  14
  Yellow as the amber.
            —Thomas Hood
  15
  Yellow as Nature, abetted by time.
            —Bettina von Hutten
  16
  Yellow and ill-fitting as the shuck on a dried cob.
            —Rudyard Kipling
  17
  Yellow, like a lion’s mane.
            —Henry Luttrel
  18
  Yellow as jaundice.
            —George Meredith
  19
  Yellow as corn in the sun.
            —Ouida
  20
  Yellow as wood ashes.
            —Henry M. Rideout
  21
  Yaller—like you’ve saw custard-pie with no crust.
            —James Whitcomb Riley
  22
  Yellow, like ripe corn.
            —Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  23
  His face grew yellow as gamboge.
            —Horace Smith
  24
  Yellow as sulphur.
            —Robert Louis Stevenson
  25
  Yellow as pestilence.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  26
  As yellow as the blossom of the broom.
            —Mabinogion
  27
  Yellow like canned corn.
            —Carolyn Wells
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