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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
William Morris
  Bald as is the winter tree.  1
  Careless as gods for who might live or die.  2
  Dim … like the far golden lustre of a dark god-like town.  3
  Drifted as an unsteered log.  4
Fair as the lightning thwart the sky,
As sun-dyed snow upon the high
Untrodden heaps of threatening stone
The eagle looks upon alone.
  Grey, like the soft creeping twilight.  6
  Quaked like river-shaken rush.  7
Rushed in as rush the waters through a cave
That tunnels half a sea-girt lonely rock.
It goes slow, comes slow, like a big mill-wheel
On some broad stream, with long green weeds a-sway,
And soft and slow it rises and it falls,
Still going onward.
  Smiling like heaven.  10
                Stared listlessly,
Like those who walk in sleep.
  As sweet as the rose-scented zephyr those do meet who near the happy islands of the blest.  12
  Trembled as a man in fear.  13

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