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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Crumble
 
  Crumble like the chaff of a summer threshing-floor.
            —John Milton
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  Crumbled like a house of sand.
            —Ouida
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  Crumble like a ruined tower.
            —Charles G. D. Roberts
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            Crumble as a crown,
Till Cæsar driven to lair and hounded Pope
Reel breathless and drop heartless out of hope.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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