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

Bonnell Thornton

Together like the two kings of Brentford smelling at one nosegay.

Absurd as to imagine that the hair-lip or carbuncled nose a man sees in the glass, belongs to the figure in the mirror, and not to his own face.

Discordant as croaking frogs.

Dismal as the month in which Christmas is celebrated.

Fresh and ruddy as a parson’s daughter.

Horrid as the witches in Macbeth.

Rough repetition roars in rudest rhyme,
As clappers clinkle in one charming chime.

Romantic as the Alcoran.