|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
|John T. Trowbridge|
|Careless as are the brooks, or birds that sing,|
Of any other song of brook or bird.
| Wailing creak,|
Like an almost human shriek.
| Fair as lily leaves.|| 3|
| Like an angels pinion, fluttereth.|| 4|
Like birds from the nest when their wings have grown.
| Resplendent as a beam of the morning star.|| 6|
Like a proudly waving plume.
| Shrinks like a beggar in the cold.|| 8|
| Hopes deep sunken like anchors under the ice.|| 9|
| Thick as sparks above the rushing train.|| 10|
| Thick as three rats in a little boys stocking.|| 11|
| White as the down of an angels wings.|| 12|