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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Widow
 
  Widows, like ripe fruit, drop easily from their perch.
            —Jean de La Bruyère
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  A widow is like a frigate of which the first captain has been shipwrecked.
            —Alphonse Karr
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