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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Delicate
 
  She was delicate and fair as moonlight.
            —Hans Christian Andersen
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  Delicate as a lily.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Delicate as flowers.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Delicate as the sunset on the snow-covered summits of Mount Sfiorito.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Delicate as invisible needle-points.
            —Thomas Carlyle
  5
  Delicate and evanescent as the colored pencilings on a frosty night from the Northern Lights.
            —Thomas De Quincey
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  Delicate as a white violet.
            —Joyce Kilmer
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  Delicate as rose leaves.
            —Agnes Repplier
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  Delicate as the tension of a lyre.
            —Edith M. Thomas
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