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Moby Dick
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  • Even Scoresby, the justly renowned Right whaleman, after giving us a stiff full length of the Greenland whale, and three or four delicate miniatures of narwhales and porpoises, treats us to a series of classical engravings of boat hooks, chopping knives, and grapnels; and with the microscopic diligence of a Leuwenhoeck submits to the inspection of a shivering world ninety-six fac-similes of magnified Arctic snow crystals.

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  • When she said he was "as subtle as a sledgehammer," she was using ironic simile.
  • I believe this simile largely speaks the truth.
    Darwin, Charles  --  The Origin of Species

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