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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Dancing like a solar mote around the atmosphere of her lips.
  Dance … like atoms in the sunshine.
  Dance like corks upon the waves.
  Dancing like popcorn over a hot fire.
  Dance like a town top.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  Dance like flame.
            —Robert Browning
  Dance like a lubber in a net.
            —William Bullein
  Dancing like dervishes, who turn as on a pivot.
            —Lord Byron
  Dance like a school of dolphins.
            —John Dyer
  Dance up and down, like a bear asking for supper.
            —Maurice Hewlett
Your dancing, like true wit, is best express’d
By nature only to advantage dress’d;
’Tis not a nimble bound, or a caper high,
That can pretend to please a curious eye.
Good judges no such tumblers’ tricks regard;
Or think them beautiful, because they’re hard.
            —Soame Jenyns
  Danced in his eyes, as the sunbeams dance on the waves of the sea.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  Dancing like naked fauns too glad for shame.
            —James Russell Lowell
  Dance like witches in their maniac mirth.
            —Walter Malone
  Danced, like wan ghosts about a funeral pyre.
            —Thomas Moore
  Dancing like a Bacchante.
  Dance, Like wingèd stars.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Dance like white plumes upon a hearse.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Dance like a wither’d leaf.
            —Alfred Tennyson
  Dancing like a bright and buoyant flame.
            —Celia Thaxter
Like the sun wading through the misty sky.
            —James Thomson
  Danced like the fairies.
  Dance like a wave of the sea.
            —William Butler Yeats

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