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


Flows as easily as California wine out of French bottles.

As easily as an oak looseneth its golden leaves.
—Philip James Bailey

Easily—as you’ll go to bed.
—Beaumont and Fletcher

Easily as a nurse leads a docile child.
—Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Easily as Hocus Pocus.
—Samuel Butler

Easily as eagles cleave the air.
—Mrs. Sarah J. Hale

Pouring as easily as hour-glass sand.
—John Keats

Easily as one might wind a watch.
—Donald G. Mitchell

As easily as persuading a French aristocrat in the Revolution to get aboard the tumbril that was to land him at the guillotine.
—Lloyd Osbourne

Easily removable as a pair of spectacles from the nose.
—François Rabelais

Easily as the eagles soar.
—Friedrich von Schiller

Gluts her vengeance with his hated blood: easily as a hawk, the bird of augury, darting from a lofty rock, comes up with a dove high in the clouds, holds her in her gripe, and with crooked talons tears out her heart, while gore and plucked feathers come tumbling from the sky.