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

Gaze (Noun)

I gazed a gaze, az tho i wuz triing tu thread the rong end ov a kambrik needle.
—Josh Billings

Steady gaze, like little dogs face to face with one of their own kind.
—George Eliot

Lingering gaze, like a peacock whose eyes are inclined to his tail.
—Thomas Hood

Gaze for gaze
As baby looks on baby.
—Francis Thompson