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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Martial
 
  Constant as the years are rolled.  1
  Gifts are like fish-hooks; for who is not aware that the greedy char is deceived by the fly which he swallows.  2
Want’s like an Irish bog, wherein who sticketh,
By striving to get out, still deeper sinketh.
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