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

John Burroughs

Awkward as a man in a bag.

Grooved like the sunken spaces between the fingers.

Inherent as the sheen of a bird’s plumage, as the texture of a flower’s petal.

Secluded as a chimney corner.

Subtle as the tone of the voice or the glance of the eye.