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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Dante
 
            To my doubt I was,
As glass is to the color that invests it.
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  Agrees like the note with its measure.  2
  Bellows as the sea does in a tempest, if by opposing winds ’tis combated.  3
  Shall be as easy as going down the river in a boat.  4
  Fleet as leash-slipped greyhounds.  5
  I was to my questioning like glass unto the color which it clothes.  6
  Seeks as does an old tailor his needle’s eye.  7
  Slow as minor friars on sacred errands go.  8
  Sombre as the night.  9
  Sparkle … like iron that comes molten from the fire.  10
  Stands steadfast, like tower which blast of wind can never shake.  11
  Transparent … as a ruby smitten by the sun.  12
  Whirling … like the sand doth when the whirlwind breathes.  13
 
 
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