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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Differ
 
  Differ as a clipped hedge and forest.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Differ as an Indian and a Greek.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Differ as a Roman stylus and Mr. Waterman’s fountain pen.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Differ as a satyr to Hyperion; as a rushlight to the sun.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Differ as a Vatican fresco and a political transparency.
            —Anonymous
  5
  Differ as a whale and a tadpole.
            —Anonymous
  6
  Differ as a Whistler nocturne and the design on a chocolate box.
            —Anonymous
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  Differ as a zephyr and a cyclone.
            —Anonymous
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  Differ as flint and chalk.
            —Anonymous
  9
  Differ as grass and hay.
            —Anonymous
  10
  Differ as Hamlet and Hercules.
            —Anonymous
  11
  Differ as harp and harrow.
            —Anonymous
  12
  Differ as locks.
            —Anonymous
  13
  Differ as a mangled monkey and a well made man.
            —Anonymous
  14
  Differ as noses.
            —Anonymous
  15
  Differ as pigments and a picture.
            —Anonymous
  16
  Differ as shine and substance.
            —Anonymous
  17
  Differ as simpleton and sage.
            —Anonymous
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  Differ as smoke and flame.
            —Anonymous
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  Differs as stage money from government bonds.
            —Anonymous
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  Differ as sword and tooth-pick.
            —Anonymous
  21
  Differ as the Central Park Menagerie and the depths of the jungle.
            —Anonymous
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  Differ as the glow-worm and the eagle.
            —Anonymous
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  Differs as the jimson weed from the violet.
            —Anonymous
  24
  Differ as the mid-day sun and a convalescent white bean.
            —Anonymous
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  Differ as the Parthenon of Athens and an American court house.
            —Anonymous
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  Differ as the song of the lark to the voice of the crow.
            —Anonymous
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  Differs as the tail of a comet and the tail of a pig.
            —Anonymous
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  Differ as winter and summer.
            —Anonymous
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  Differ most, as salt and sugar.
            —Francis Bacon
  30
  Differ as a nettle and a pink.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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  Differ as an octave flute and a tavern gong.
            —William Cullen Bryant
  32
  The true beautiful … differs from the false as Heaven does from Vauxhall.
            —Thomas Carlyle
  33
  Differ as a breastplate and a piecrust.
            —Alexandre Dumas, père
  34
  Differ as a hound of blood and a mongrel.
            —Charles Macklin
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  Differ as a laughing brook and a cup of water.
            —Charles M. S. McLellan
  36
  Differ like human faces.
            —Nicholas Rowe
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  Differ as much as chalcke and chese.
            —Richard Shacklock
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