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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.
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                Wailing creak,
Like an almost human shriek.
  2
  Fair as lily leaves.  3
  Like an angel’s pinion, fluttereth.  4
                Flown,
Like birds from the nest when their wings have grown.
  5
  Resplendent as a beam of the morning star.  6
                Saucy,
Like a proudly waving plume.
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  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 boy’s stocking.  11
  White as the down of an angel’s wings.  12
 
 
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