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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Charles James Lever
  Bawl like a boatswain of a man-of-war.  1
  Black as the king of Ashantee.  2
  As certainly as the thunder-crash follows the lightning.  3
  A laugh like a suffocating wheeze.  4
  The pursuit was like Jacob’s ladder—if it did lead to heaven it was certainly an awfully long journey, and very hard on one’s legs.  5
  Lakes … shining like polished mirrors.  6
  Stiff as a ramrod.  7
  Strong as a jail.  8
  Twisting like a serpent.  9
  A voice like the fourth string of a violoncello.  10
  Something like the voice of a frog with a quinsy.  11
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