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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Owen Meredith
  Blithe as a blithe bird in air.  1
  Rose-bright as a star dipped in sunset.  2
  A calmness like the calmness of a grave.  3
  Clammy as death.  4
  Her fair face half hid, like a ripe peeping rose.  5
Her face is as white
As her pillow by night.
Is all faded, like fragrance,
From the languishing late flowers.
  Faint as the Spring.  8
  Fair as dreams.  9
  Fierce as a female Leviathan.  10
  Glittered like a winter sun.  11
  Hangs on the heart like a nightmare.  12
  As huge as Ossa piled on Pelion.  13
  Moaning, like the voices of spirits departing in pain.  14
A wizard wind did faintly move,
Like a whisper through a dream.
  Pale as a snowdrop in Cashmere.  16
  As pure as April’s snowdrops are.  17
  Radiant as snow.  18
  Sad … as the ghostly past.  19
  Sallow as Autumn.  20
  Salt as a sea sponge.  21
Her smile—it was like the golden wine
Poured in the spirit, as in a cup.
  Soars like a seraph.  23
  Stately as a ship under full sail.  24
Thick as the gems on chalices
Kings keep for treasure.
  Timorous … as the first chirrup of a callow bird.  26
  Tost like the bearded and billowy wheat by the winds of the mountain driven.  27
  Vague as futurity.  28

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