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

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