Similes
Simile Sim"i*le, n.; pl. {Similes}. [L., from similis. See {Similar}.] (Rhet.) A word or phrase by which anything is likened, in one or more of its aspects, to something else; a similitude; a poetical or imaginative comparison. [1913 Webster]

A good swift simile, but something currish. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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