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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Every hard head has a crack in it somewhere, like a safety valve, as it were, for the steam.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  Crack’d your skull through like a bottle.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  Cracks like a tortured chord of harmony.
            —William Havard
  Making the floor crack as if an image of stone were walking over it.
            —Victor Hugo
  Crackit like a gun.
            —Alexander Laing
  Cracked as a cocoa-nut bowled by a monkey.
            —George Meredith
  Crack and bounce like parched peas.
            —Charles Reade
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