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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
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  Advice all the world over is like wind in a cage. In the case of lovers, like water in a sieve.  1
  Breath like morn’s young breeze.  2
  Clear, like the mysteries of divine science in the bosom of the pious.  3
  Gleamed like the young moon’s crescent.  4
  Merit is like musk, which although remaining concealed through the diffusion of its perfume, the nostrils are apprised thereof.  5
  Poverty is like an upper story, since the poor take precedency of all.  6
  Straight as a dart.  7
  Strong, like an iron chain.  8
  Tarries … like quicksilver in a mould of lapis lazuli.  9
  This world is like carrion, round which are thousands of vultures: this one strikes that one with his claws, that one darts at this one with his beak, till at length they all fly away, and all that remains is the carcass.  10
 
 
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