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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Earth
 
  The earth, like a fallen woman sitting in her dark chamber and trying to forget the past, seemed tormented with remembrances of the spring and summer, and waited in apathy the inexorable winter.
            —Anton Chekhov
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