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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Zeno
 
  The avaricious man is like the barren, sandy ground of the desert, which sucks in all the rain and dews with eagerness, but yields no fruitful herbs or plants for the benefit of others.  1
  Lovers’ oaths are like fetters made of glass, that glisten fair, but couple no restraint.  2
 
 
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