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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
George Sylvester Viereck
 
            Blazes like a mighty sword
Leaping to the fight.
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  Clasped like some strange book of sorcery.  2
Her kisses burn where they close and cling
Like pain of longing or fire of hell.
  3
  Deep as the bottomless pit.  4
  A thing as fleeting as the thin sea-foam.  5
  Flickering like a flame, half choked by wind and dust.  6
                Fly,
Like doves before the gathering storm.
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  Pale sad faces like faint flames dying.  8
The air is thick as incense-wreaths
That waver in the candles’ gleam.
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