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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Friedrich Rückert
 
  As fast as the simoon’s desert wind.  1
  The stars slink off like thieves, in company with Night.  2
  The words came sputtering out of his mouth like the beer from a barrel without a bung.  3
  Time, like a seven-wheeled, seven-naved car, moves on. His rolling wheels are all the worlds, his axle is immortality.  4
Like the swift shadows of Noon, like the dreams of the blind,
Vanish the glories and pomps of the earth in the wind.
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