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


Warm as a mouse in a churn.

Warm as sunbeams.

Warm as the glow of a topaz.

Warm as Venus.

Warm as a cricket.
—R. D. Blackmore

Warm as red sky’s passing blush.
—Charlotte Brontë

Warm as the spark Prometheus stole.
—Eliza Cook

Warm in affection as Phœbus at noon.
—John Gilbert Cooper

Warm as ecstasy.
—William Cowper

Warm as a prayer in Paradise.
—George Darley

Warm as mead by May breezes fanned.
—Aubrey De Vere

Warm as sun at noon’s high hour.
—Paul Laurence Dunbar

Warms the soul,
Like the blushing bowl.
—Francis M. French

Warm as toast.
—John Gay

Warm as the zeal of youth when first inspired.
—John Gay

Warm as a sunned cat.
—Thomas Hardy

Warmed, like a dove fledging in its downy nest.
—Charles Harpur

Warm as if the brush
Of Titian or Velasquez brought the flush
Of life into their features.
—Oliver Wendell Holmes

Warm as young blood.
—Thomas Hood

Warm as when Aurora rushes
Freshly from the god’s embrace,
With all her shame upon her face.
—Thomas Hood

Warm as a dove’s nest among summer trees.
—John Keats

Warm as Cytherea.
—George Mac-Henry

Her touch was as warm as the tinge of the clover
Burnt brown as it reached to the kiss of the sun.
—Joaquin Miller

Warm and meek,
Like curls upon a rosy cheek.
—Thomas Moore

Warm as life.
—John Payne

Warm as wool.
—John Peele

Warm and cosy as a bird nest.
—Alexander Smith

Warm as a stove.
—Laurence Sterne

Warm and soft as the dome aloft.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne

Glow warm as the thyme.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne

Warm as a new-made bride.
—Bayard Taylor

Warm as a love-sick poet’s muse.
—William Thomson

Warm as sunshine.
—William Wordsworth