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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Thomas Holcroft
 
  The made-up beauties we commonly meet, like artificial flowers, are all show, and no fragrance.  1
  Dragged … like a lamb to a slaughter-house.  2
  Dull as an alderman at church, or a fat lap-dog after dinner.  3
  Immovable, like the owner’s names, cut in brass, and nailed to their doors.  4
 
 
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