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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Ripen
 
            Ripened into speech,
Like the sap that turns to nectar in the velvet of the peach.
            —William Wallace Harney
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The peril ripens like a wound o’ the flesh
That gathers poison.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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