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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Boast
 
  With all his tumid boasts, he’s like the sword-fish, who only wears his weapon in his mouth.
            —Samuel Madden
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  Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.
            —Old Testament
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