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A group of organisms ranking above a family and below a class. See Table at taxonomy .
- The big house ran like a Swiss clock — Rita Mae Brown
- (The market is in absolute) chaos … like people running out on the field after a Mets game —Howard Farber, New York Times, October 5, 1986
- The chaos described by Farber refers to the x-rated video industry.
Chaotic as the floor of the stock exchange at the closing bell —William Diehl (Chaos and) disorder is like a pebble in my shoe or loose hair under my shirt collar —Warren Miller Disorder piles up like a (local California) mountain —Janet Flanner Household ordered like a monastic establishment —Gustave Flaubert Housekeeping, like good manners, is usually inconspicuous —Peg Bracken Keeps house like a Dutch housekeeper —Anaĩs Nin
The person whose neatness is likened to that of a Dutch housekeeper is novelist Henry Miller. (The whole lot was) littered like a schoolroom after a paper fight —Mary Hood Neat and bare as a Gl’s footlocker —George Garrett (Withered little Filipino men, as) neat and brittle as whiskbrooms —Fletcher Knebel Neat and dustless as a good museum —George Garrett Neat and soft as a puff of smoke —George Garrett Neat as a coffin —Anon Neat as a cupcake —Laurie Colwin
(The little one-story house was as …) neat as a fresh pinafore —Raymond Chandler Neat as a hoop —Rosellen Brown Neat as a morgue —Wilfrid Sheed Neat as an employee prepared to be given a pink slip and told to clear out his desk within half an hour —Elyse Sommer Neat as a pin —American colloquialism
This has its roots in the English expression “Neat as a ninepence,” and serves as continuing inspiration for catchy “Neat as” comparisons. (House,) neat as a stamp collection —Marge Piercy (He was) neat as a warm stone —Don Robertson Neat as pie crust —Julia O’Faolain (You are) rumpled like a sweater —Marge Piercy
Another example of a simile used as an introducer, in this case a poem entitled Nothing More Will Happen. Their rooms were neat as monk’s cells —Babs H. Deal (He said that) the lawn and house should be neat and pass inspection … like a soldier’s bunk and beard —Mary Morris Untidy … like a bird of paradise that had been out all night in the rain —Oscar Wilde
A communication, written, oral, or by signal, which conveys instructions from a superior to a subordinate. (DOD only) In a broad sense, the terms "order" and "command" are synonymous. However, an order implies discretion as to the details of execution whereas a command does not.
Past participle: ordered
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