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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Her pretty feet like snails, did creep
  A little out, and then,
As if they played at bo-peep,
  Did soon draw in again.
            —Robert Herrick
To make the tale of her charms complete,
They [her hands] were matched by the shape of her exquisite feet,
Feet so light no maid might show,
So perfectly fashioned from heel to toe,
If on the eye of a lover she stepped,
Her foot would float on the tear he wept.
Her feet beneath her petticoat,
Like little mice, stole in and out,
  As if they feared the light.
            —Sir John Suckling
A baby’s feet, like sea-shells pink,
  Might tempt, should heaven see meet,
An angel’s lips to kiss, we think,
  A baby’s feet.
Like rose-hued sea-flowers toward the heat
  They stretch and spread and wink
Their ten soft buds that part and meet.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne

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