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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Fine as a Maypole on May-day.
  Fine as a mist of lace.
  Fine as five-pence.
  Fine as gossamer.
  Fine as point lace.
  Fine as a skein of the casuist Escobar’s worked on the bone of a lie.
            —Robert Browning
  Fyn as ducket in Venice.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  Fine as an ape in purple.
            —Clarke’s Proverbs
  Fine as a silver dollar saloon.
            —Elbert Hubbard
  A sound so fine, there’s nothing lies ’twixt it and silence.
            —James Sheridan Knowles
  Fine as bronze floss.
            —Amy Leslie
  Fine as light.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Fine as silkworm’s thread.
            —Robert Southey
  Fine as the gleamy gossamer that spreads its filmy web-work o’er the tangled mead.
            —Robert Southey
  More fine than moonbeams.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Fine as ice-ferns on January panes.
            —Alfred Tennyson
  Fine as a hedge in May.
            —Samuel Wesley

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