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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Speak
 
  Parliamentary speaking, like playing on the fiddle, requires practice.
            —Earl of Beaconsfield
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  Speak as if he would jump down your throat.
            —John Skelton
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                Spake
As who bids dead men wake.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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  Speak like a capon that had the cough.
            —Nicholas Udall
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