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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Lurk behind, like a concealed root.
            —Miguel de Cervantes
  Lurked as comfortably as a shy bird in its native thicket.
            —Joseph Conrad
  Lurk like vermin.
            —John Davidson
  Lurks like embers raked in ashes.
            —John Dryden
  Lurks and clings as withering, damning blight.
            —George Eliot
  Lurking … like a concealed enemy.
            —Henry Fielding
  Lurks like a mole underneath the visible surface of manners.
            —Thomas Hardy
Lurk, like a snake under the innocent shade
Of a spread summer-leaf.
            —Thomas Middleton
Lurking like a savage thing
Crouching for a treacherous spring.
            —Maurice Thompson
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