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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Austin Dobson
  Black as beads.  1
  Blithe as a bird new risen from the corn.  2
  Blithe as the first blithe song of birds that waken.  3
  Brisk as a burger over a bottle.  4
  Chirp … like new-fledged linnet.  5
  Her eyes are bright as beryl stones that in the tankard wink.  6
  Eyes like the morning.  7
  Fresh as a fresh young pear-tree blossoming.  8
  Gaunt as a wolf.  9
  Gay as a thrush.  10
  Light as a snowflake.  11
  Her lips are like the muscatel.  12
  Loose as a vine-branch blowing in the morn.  13
  Old as Time.  14
  Riddled like a pepper castor.  15
  Shabby as a sheepskin book.  16
As some stray fawn that seeks its mother.
  Slumbered like Goldsmith’s Madam Blaize, bedizened and brocaded.  18
  As soft and sleek as girlish cheek.  19
As Pokers do, whose tails are
  Thick as bees.  21
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