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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Near
 
  Near as two ha’pennies for a penny.
            —Anonymous
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  Near as one second is to another.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Near as the bark to [the] tree.
            —William Camden (Remains)
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  As neere is Fancie to Beautie, as the pricke to the rose, as the stalke to the rynde, as the earth to the roote.
            —John Lyly
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            More near and near,
Like doves about a dovecote, wheeling round.
            —Alfred Tennyson
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