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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Hold on like grim death.
  Hold him, like an eagle that has seized an eaglet in his talons.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  Hold together like burrs.
            —William Camden (Remains Concerning Britain)
  Holds as tight as a horse-leech.
            —Charles Dickens
                Holds him fast
As a night-flag round the mast.
            —George Meredith
        Her arms the master hold,
As on wounds the scarf winds tight.
            —George Meredith
  Hold like colors of a shell.
            —Alfred Tennyson
  Taken hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman that travaileth.
            —Old Testament
  Holds … together as the shell does the egg.
            —John. C. Van Dyke
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