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  1. Big mustaches that made him look like an animated mushroom —Arthur Train
  2. A black mustache like the lowered wings of a crow —Carolyn Chute
  3. A curled-up mustache, like two little rolls of barbed wire —Joyce Cary
  4. A gray handlebar mustache with oiled points, like the long horns of an ox —Ira Wood
  5. His mustache sags … like a bat —Carolyn Chute
  6. His white mustache, of thin separate hairs like glass threads —Joyce Cary
  7. His yellow-to-brown mustache quivered and preened over his mouth like a sparrow’s wing shaking off dust —Paul Horgan
  8. The insignificant mustache trembled like a twig in a storm —Jonathan Kellerman
  9. A light mustache that flourished upwards as if blown that way by the breath of a constant smile —Henry James
  10. A little black mustache like an eyebrow —George Du Maurier
  11. Little circumflex accent mustache … like a black butterfly placed under his nose —Romain Gary
  12. Little mustaches stiffened like a pointer’s tail when he scents a bird —Arthur Train
  13. A man without a mustache is like a woman with only one breast —M. M. Liberman


  14. Mustache … black as India ink and big as the switch on a cow’s tail —James Crumley
  15. Mustache … black, like a charcoal smear on his upper lip —Paige Mitchell
  16. Mustache bristled like intractable gorse —Frank Swinnerton
  17. Mustache curling like a sultan’s —Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  18. Mustache cut short like a worn-out brush —Henry James
  19. Mustache hanging heavy as a pelt —Carolyn Chute
  20. Mustache like a soft black mouse —Ann Tyler
  21. A mustache resting like a small white cloud beneath his undistinguished nose —F. Scott Fitzgerald
  22. A mustache shadowing either side of his lip with a broad sweep, like a bird’s wing —William Dean Howells
  23. (The faded) mustaches hung like crossed pistols above his radiant smile —Eudora Welty
  24. Mustache … thick and neat as a bristle brush —Ira Wood
  25. Mustache … thin and straight like it was painted on —George Garrett
  26. White mustache like a Viking’s —Jo Bannister
Similes Dictionary, 1st Edition. © 1988 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"And I tell you, Rostov, that you must apologize to the colonel!" said a tall, grizzly-haired staff captain, with enormous mustaches and many wrinkles on his large features, to Rostov who was crimson with excitement.
"You just wait a moment, my dear fellow, and listen," interrupted the staff captain in his deep bass, calmly stroking his long mustache. "You tell the colonel in the presence of other officers that an officer has stolen..."
de Treville's, spread themselves about in the cabarets, in the public walks, and the public sports, shouting, twisting their mustaches, clanking their swords, and taking great pleasure in annoying the Guards of the cardinal whenever they could fall in with them; then drawing in the open streets, as if it were the best of all possible sports; sometimes killed, but sure in that case to be both wept and avenged; often killing others, but then certain of not rotting in prison, M.
It was for this reason, as he said to those around him, that he had put on his cloak; and while he spoke with a lofty air and twisted his mustache disdainfully, all admired his embroidered baldric, and D'Artagnan more than anyone.
THE WRITER, an old man with a white mustache, had some difficulty in getting into bed.
He, like the old writer, had a white mustache, and when he cried he puckered up his lips and the mustache bobbed up and down.
I remember, indeed, that he lacked Barting's mustache.'
It had been taken a week before his death, and was without a mustache."
To be sure he had a mustache, which in those days devoted a man to wickedness, but by day it was a blond mustache, quite flaxen, in fact, and not at all the dark and deadly thing it was behind the footlights at night.
"Rhine wine, please," said the young officer, stealing a timid glance at Vronsky, and trying to pull his scarcely visible mustache. Seeing that Vronsky did not turn round, the young officer got up.
good heavens!" said Planchet, wiping his mustache and beard.
D'Artagnan, after this broadside, quietly caressed his mustache; M.