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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Ear
 
  The public ear is like a common; there is not much to be got off it, but that little is for the most part grazed down by geese and donkeys.
            —Samuel Butler (1835–1902)
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  Her little ears were like rosy shells,—they had a pearl dangling from each of them.
            —Wilkie Collins
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  Flapping ears like water-flags.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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