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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Greedy as a hog.
  Greed was like a slip-knot drawn more and more tightly about his heart, till reason at length was stifled.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  As greedy as ten cocks scraping in a dunghill for ae barley pickle.
            —Scottish Proverb
  Greedy as a cormorant.
            —John Skelton
  Greedy as hell’s mouth.
            —Leonard Wright
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