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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Near as two ha’pennies for a penny.
  Near as one second is to another.
  Near as the bark to [the] tree.
            —William Camden (Remains)
  As neere is Fancie to Beautie, as the pricke to the rose, as the stalke to the rynde, as the earth to the roote.
            —John Lyly
            More near and near,
Like doves about a dovecote, wheeling round.
            —Alfred Tennyson
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