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

Israel Zangwill

Blue as with the cold.

Bracing as an Alpine breeze.

Clear as daylight.

Dead as the ropes of roses on St. James street.

A fantastic splendor as of Aladdin and Arabian nights.

Flexible as figures in the hands of the statistician.

Foaming at the mouth like Champagne bottles.

Golden as the façade of St. Mark’s with dancing reflections.

Hot as Indian curry.

Limping like a sore-footed soldier striding to the band.

Majestic in its movement as a sonnet of Milton.

Obscure as Mallarmé.

Refreshes me like a tonic.

Unhealthy as the liver of a goose intended for pâté.

Unnatural as the feverish life of the boulevard.