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

Martin Farquhar Tupper

Bright as a facet-cut diamond scattering light.

Capricious as a zephyr.

Dread as vague imaginings.

Drooping like a dew-laden lily.

Fleeting as the bow in the clouds.

Groaneth, like a door on rusty hinges.

Lasting, as the lilac crocus of autumn.

Lovely as the violet.

Lowly as a slave.

Melt as an iceberg in the tropics.

As needful to the forest-tree as sun and gentle shower.

Ordered as the morning light.

Rankle like poisons in the soul.

Restless as Niagara.

Scanty as the gleaning after harvest.

Scorn you as old Æsop’s bull the frogs.

Lieth secret, as a serpent.

Shorn as Samson.

Smiteth as a staff.

Solid as a wall.

Surging as a sea.

Sweeter than the waters of the Nile.

Withered, as in death congealed.