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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Horace Smith
 
  Like a rope-maker’s were his ways, for still one line upon another he spun, and, like his hempen brother, kept going backwards all his days.  1
  A coquette may be compared to tinder, which lays itself out to catch sparks, but does not always succeed in lighting up a match.  2
With angry bottle nose,
Like a red cabbage rose.
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  As sure as any gun.  4
  As sure as wax-candles have wicks.  5
  Poor Mugno! there he welters, like a toast at bottom of a tankard!  6
  His face grew yellow as gamboge.  7
 
 
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