In the novel 二銭銅貨 by 江戸川乱歩, I'm wondering the use of と particle in the following sentence :


Especially in that part (By the way how do you call a subpart of a Japanese sentence between two commas ? A clause ?) :


I guess the meaning is

The salary envelopes were piling up like a mountain.

Is と used here to mean "like, similar to" or am I wrong ? Is there any link/resource to explain more on that case of と ?

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    May 21, 2021 at 0:40

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Yes! と is used to mean "similar to" here.

It is intended to emphasize many salary envelopes which are likened to a mountain!

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