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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Bret Harte
 
  Clean as a beaver.  1
  Flat as a flail.  2
Gone like the bubble that bursts in the sun;
Gone like the grain when the reaper is done;
Gone like the dew on the fresh morning grass;
Gone without parting farewell; and alas!
Gone with a flavor of hydrogen gas!
  3
  Lost like the day of Job’s awful curse, in the third chapter, third and fourth verse.  4
  As plain as the moral law.  5
  Proud as a peer.  6
  Slipped like a shadow.  7
  Thrill like some fanciful land of romance.  8
  Appetite whets, like the world-famous bark of Peru.  9
  Yellow as saffron.  10
 
 
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