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


He came down the road like hell beating tanbark.

Came and went like the lighthouse gleam on a black night at sea.
—Robert Buchanan

Came out of his shell like the aurelia out of the grub.
—William Hazlitt

Came from all sides like conspirators from a wood in a tragedy.
—Maurice Hewlett

Came, like a ray from Heaven, that shines and disappears.
—John Home