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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Fret
 
  Frets like gumm’d taffety.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Fretting as fire frets.
            —Robert Browning
  2
  Fret as in a cage.
            —Frederick William Faber
  3
                Fret,
Like a pupil of Walton and Cotton,
Who remains by the brink of the water, agape,
While the jack, trout, or barbel effects its escape
  Thro’ the gut or silk line being rotten.
            —Thomas Hood
  4
  Fretting like a wild horse struggling to escape.
            —Victor Hugo
  5
  Frets like a gummed velvet.
            —William Shakespeare
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