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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Li Hung Chang
 
  Bred like rats on a grain ship.  1
  Decency is like gold, the same in all countries.  2
  As unavailable as for a man to whistle in the teeth of a gale, or to cast a jug of water against a tidal wave.  3
 
 
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