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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Mark Twain
  Darted away like a telegram.  1
  Dodged and scrambled around like a woman who has lost her mind on account of the arrival of a bat.  2
  Shadow … like a puddle of ink.  3
  Shriveled … like the pictures of mummies you see in books.  4
  He sighed like a zephyr.  5
  Soft, like summer night.  6
  Solid as a globe of mud.  7
  Sparkling like all the stars of heaven had fallen down.  8
  Spirituality … as refined and spotless as the Jungfrau’s silvery peak.  9
  Steady as a mill.  10
  Still, like Sunday.  11
  Straight as bolt from crossbow sped.  12
  Straightened himself up like a liberty-pole.  13
  Tart and crisp … as the autumn butter that creams the sumac berry.  14
  Tumbling … like rolling empty barrels down stairs.  15
  White, like the Shah of Persia’s diamond plume.  16
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