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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Fleet
 
  Fleet as a falling star.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Fleet as a greyhound.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Fleet as Diana.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Fleet as kindled fire.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Fleeter than hawk that ever flew.
            —Edwin Arnold
  5
  Fleet is his foot as the wild roe-buck’s.
            —Charles Stuart Calverley
  6
  Fleet as the whirlwind.
            —Thomas Campbell
  7
  Flete as fleaynge cloudes that swymme before the syghte.
            —Thomas Chatterton
  8
  Fleet as leash-slipped greyhounds.
            —Dante
  9
Fleet as deer the Normans ran
Through Curlieu’s Pass and Ardrahan.
            —Thomas Osborne Davis
  10
  Fleet as fancy.
            —Charles Dibden, Jr.
  11
  Fleet as the swallow cuts the drift.
            —Joseph Rodman Drake
  12
  Fleets as a dream.
            —Elijah Fenton
  13
Fleet as the arrow from the bowstring flies,
Fleet as the eagle darting through the skies.
            —Firdausi
  14
                As fleet
As had they wings upon their feet.
            —Jacques Jasmin
  15
                Fleet,
As silver-sandalled Artemis.
            —Frances Anne Kemble
  16
  Fleet as wind.
            —Mahabharata
  17
  Fleet as the dew.
            —Philip B. Marston
  18
  Fleet as zephyr’s pinion.
            —Thomas Moore
  19
  Fleeter than the roe.
            —William Shakespeare
  20
  Fleeter than lightning’s flash.
            —Sophocles
  21
  Fleet as light.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  22
  Fleet as the lightning’s laugh.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  23
                Fleet
As words of men or snowflakes on the wind.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  24
  Fleet and slim as Atalanta.
            —Thomas Westwood
  25
  Fleet as shooting star.
            —Thomas Westwood
  26
  Fleet as the shadows.
            —William Wordsworth
  27
  Fleet as days and months and years.
            —William Wordsworth
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