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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Drop
 
  Dropped, like Icarus, in mid-sky.
            —Thomas Bailey Aldrich
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  Drop him like a hot potato.
            —Anonymous
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  Drops like a wounded lily.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Drops like mercury on a cold day.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Dropped off like a repleted leech.
            —Anonymous
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  Drops like a plummet.
            —Matthew Arnold
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  Dropt like a rose o’er-blown.
            —Aphra Behn
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  Dropped like a lily broke down by the hail.
            —Lady Barnard
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  Drop off like leaves in autumn.
            —Robert Blair
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  Fluttering to the ground, dropped like a wounded bird.
            —Mathilde Blind
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  Dropped … like a spent horse.
            —George H. Boker
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Dropped heavily
As century follows century
Into the deep eternity.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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  Drop like shot.
            —Robert Browning
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  Dropped as dead.
            —Aubrey De Vere
  14
  Dropped like flakes, they dropped like stars, like petals from a rose.
            —Emily Dickinson
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  Dropped like a flower cut down by the sickle.
            —Alexandre Dumas, père
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  The blood dropped out of her cheeks as the mercury drops from a broken barometer-tube, and she melted away from her seat as an image of snow.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  17
  Music drops like balm into the drowsy ear.
            —Mrs. Emily Chubbuck Judson
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  Drop like hours into eternity.
            —John Keats
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The slow mists of the evening dropped,
Dropped as a cloth upon a dead man’s face.
            —Rudyard Kipling
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  He dropped like a bullock.
            —Rudyard Kipling
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  Men dropped like partridges.
            —Rudyard Kipling
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  Drop, like mellow fruit … into the grave.
            —Charles Lamb
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  Dropt from the zenith like a falling star.
            —John Milton
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  Dropped like a stone down through the deep sea.
            —Dinah Maria Mulock
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  Dropped, as by a thunder-stroke.
            —William Shakespeare
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Drop tears as fast as the Arabian trees
Their medicinal gum.
            —William Shakespeare
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  Droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven.
            —William Shakespeare
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  Drop as a leaf drops dead.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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        Dropping like flies, devoured
By winter as if by fire, starved, frozen, blind,
Maimed, mad with torment, dying in hell.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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