|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
| Gnaw me, like a burning worm.|
| Gnawed as with a file.|
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
| Gnaw like fire.|
Algernon Charles Swinburne
|Pain gnaws at my heart like a rat that gnaws at a bean|
In the dusty dark of a ghost-frequented house.