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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Ladies, like barristers, must wait to be chosen.
  A fine lady is a squirrel-headed thing, with small airs and small notions; about as applicable to the business of life as a pair of tweezers to the clearing of a forest.
            —George Eliot
Ladies, like variegated tulips, show
’T is to their changes half their charms we owe.
            —Alexander Pope
  Great ladies, like great merchants, set but the higher prizes upon what they have, because they are not in necessity of taking the first offer.
            —William Wycherley
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