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

Edith Wharton

Bowed to them like a tree in a storm.

Flowed by like the streaming images of sleep.

Meaningless as the boom of waves in a drowning head.

Offensive … as a smell of cooking in the drawing room.

Rosy as the candle-shade.

Imagination shrouded, like the drawing-room furniture.

A smile that was like sunrise on a sea strewn with wreckage.

Fitted as snugly as bits in a puzzle.

Unappetizing as the remains of a feast.