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Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.


Blown up like a tumor.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

Blowing like a blacksmith’s bellows.
—Victor Hugo

Blown like vapor on the summer air.
—Rossiter Johnson

Blowing like a grampus.
—Rudyard Kipling

Puffing and blowing like a porpoise.
—Samuel Lover

Blown like a leaf on the blast.
—John Boyle O’Reilly

Blown like leaves before the whirlwind’s fury fleeing.
—Bayard Taylor