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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Sting
 
  Sting like a hornet.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Stung like a nettle.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Stung like bees unhived.
            —Robert Browning
  3
  Sting like a serpent.
            —Robert Burton
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  Care stings like pois’nous asps to fury wrought.
            —Nathaniel Cotton
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  Stung … like amber asp.
            —Matthew Green
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  Stinging, like the wind when frosts are keen.
            —Henrik Hertz
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  Stings like fire.
            —Lucretius
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  Stung like a bee in the warm core of a rose.
            —Ouida
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  He stings like a scorpion.
            —Osmanli Proverb
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  Stung like fire.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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  Stingeth like an adder.
            —Old Testament
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