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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Theodore Watts-Dunton
 
  Ashamed, like a guilty thing.  1
  Clear as diamonds.  2
  Eyes, dark and mysterious as Night’s; but, like Night’s own eyes, ready, I thought, to call up the throbbing fires of a million stars.  3
  Eyes flashing like sapphires.  4
Eyes like English skies, where seemed to play
Deep azure dreams behind the tender grey.
  5
  Wild wordless melodies of love like murmur of dreaming brooks in Paradise.  6
  Red as the reddest ruby.  7
  Safe as hunted wolf within his lair.  8
  Shine like fairy flags unfurled.  9
  Still as an image of a boy in stone.  10
  Translucent, like a virgin’s veil.  11
  Trembling like a storm-struck tree.  12
  Trembles like a tender spark.  13
  Unconsciously as water drops over a coral reef in a tropical sea alive with the eyes of a thousand sharks.  14
  White as Carrara marble.  15
 
 
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