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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Matthew Arnold
 
  Checks, like men who live, and draw the vital air.  1
  Clustering like bee-hives on the low flat strand of Oxus.  2
  Cold as the grave.  3
  Consumed her … like a flame.  4
  Crawl like shadows forth in Spring.  5
  Drops like a plummet.  6
  Fade like grass.  7
  Heavy as death.  8
  Intrude like comets on the heavenly solitude.  9
  His look was like a sad embrace.  10
  Melts like a passing smoke, a nightly dream.  11
  Rolling like a sea.  12
  Soil’d, like the soil’d tissue of white violets left, freshly gather’d, on their native bank, by children whom their nurses call with haste indoors from the sun’s eye.  13
  Stirr’d, like a clarion-blast.  14
  Sweeps … along, like the broad volume of the insurgent Nile.  15
 
 
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