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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Hold
 
  Hold on like grim death.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Hold him, like an eagle that has seized an eaglet in his talons.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  2
  Hold together like burrs.
            —William Camden (Remains Concerning Britain)
  3
  Holds as tight as a horse-leech.
            —Charles Dickens
  4
                Holds him fast
As a night-flag round the mast.
            —George Meredith
  5
        Her arms the master hold,
As on wounds the scarf winds tight.
            —George Meredith
  6
  Hold like colors of a shell.
            —Alfred Tennyson
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  Taken hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman that travaileth.
            —Old Testament
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  Holds … together as the shell does the egg.
            —John. C. Van Dyke
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