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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
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  Translations are like busy matchmakers: they sing the praises of some half-veiled beauty and extol her charms, and arouse an irresistible longing for the original.
            —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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