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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Max Beerbohm
 
  Actors are like pet birds. When a pet bird dies, there may be, to those who knew him in his day of song and its ruffling plumage, some poor comfort in the sight of its stuffed body. For others there is only a sense of depression.  1
  Fainter than scent of soever long-kept lavender.  2
  Swifter than the falcon.  3
  A voice like a concertina that has been left out in the rain.  4
 
 
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