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


The soft palms fold like kissing shells.

Folds up like a crush hat or a concertina.
—Irvin S. Cobb

Folded like a wave.
—Oliver Wendell Holmes

Shall fold their tents like the Arabs and as silently steal away.
—Henry W. Longfellow

The flowers fold their cups like praying hands.
—Gerald Massey

Folded like thoughts in a dream.
—Percy Bysshe Shelley

Eyelids folded like a white-rose leaf.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne

Folded up as folds a primrose when the gates of day are shut.
—Eugene Fitch Ware