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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  A curse is like a cloud—it passes.
            —Philip James Bailey
                Curse away!
And let me tell thee, Beauseant, a wise proverb
The Arabs have,—“Curses are like young chickens,
And still come home to roost.” Edward Bulwer-Lytton
An orphan’s curse would drag to Hell
A spirit from on high;
But oh! more horrible than that
Is a curse in a dead man’s eye!
            —Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  Foul and cursed as if some holy temple had been robbed.
            —John Ford
  Curses are like processions; they return to the place from which they came.
            —Giovanni Ruffini
  Curst, and shrewd as Socrates’ Xantippe.
            —William Shakespeare
  Cursing like a very drab.
            —William Shakespeare
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