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


Smells like a fertilizer factory on a sunny afternoon.

Smellynge as the rose ay fresh and redolent.
—Alexander Barclay

Smells as sweet as any posy.
—Thomas Killigrew

Smells worse than a tallow-chandler’s shop in the dog-days.
—Charles Macklin

He smells like a fish; a very ancient and fish-like smell.
—William Shakespeare

Smells of gunpowder like a soldier’s pouch.
—Richard Brinsley Sheridan