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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Leigh Hunt
  Affection, like melancholy, magnifies trifles; but the magnifying of the one is like looking through a telescope at heavenly objects; that of the other, like enlarging monsters with a telescope.  1
  Cheeks as ripe as apples.  2
  Disappeared like buttered crumpets.  3
  Earnest as bees.  4
  Generous as daylight.  5
  Restless as butterflies.  6
  Sing-song like a stiff puffet on a humdrum barrel-organ.  7
  Smooth as a file.  8
  Surely as the same sunshine of heaven is on the mountain tops of east and west.  9
  Up and down, like a chicken drinking.  10
  Void of meaning as an oak wainscot.  11
Whistling like the thrushes
With voice in silver gushes.
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