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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Agesilaus
 
  Conspirators and traitors are like moths, which eat the cloth in which they are bred; like vipers, that gnaw the bowels where they are born; like worms, which consume the wood in which they were engendered.  1
 
 
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