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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Devour
 
  Devour me as an adversary.
            —John Bunyan
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  Devoured it like a ravenous wolf that had been starving a fortnight in the snow.
            —Daniel Defoe
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As scorching heat the mountain snow devours,
As thirsty earth drinks up the falling show’rs,
Ev’n so the grave’s insatiable jaws
Those rebels swallow who infringe His laws.
            —George Sandys
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