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


Shrivelled like belated daisies, before a north wind.

Shrivels like a scroll.
—Oliver Wendell Holmes

Shrivelled like a burning scroll.
—Henry Hart Milman

Shrivel, like leaves when summer’s green recedes.
—John Henry Newman

Shrivelling up his face, like an autumn leaf.
—Tobias Smollett