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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Difference between a bent copper farthing and a nugget of gold.
  Difference between a Greek temple and a bird-cage, the solemn sea and a street puddle.
  The difference between having a woman at your side and on your side.
  Difference between tweedle dum and tweedle dee.
  The difference of savour ’twixt vinegar and wine.
            —Arabian Nights
  Difference between … the ideal priest who is everlastingly by some one’s bed and the real priest who is as glad as any one else to get to his own.
            —Gilbert K. Chesterton
  Difference between the race-horse and the Shetland pony, the bantam and the Shanghai fowl, the greyhound and the poodle dog.
            —John W. Draper
  As much difference as between an organ and a bagpipe.
            —Walter Savage Landor
  As much difference between them as between a horse chestnut and a chestnut horse.
            —Vincent Stuckey Lean (Collectanea)
  As much difference as there is between beautie and vertue, bodies and shadowes, colors and life—so great odds is there between love and friendship.
            —John Lyly
  Difference between a sonata of Beethoven and the Battle Cry of Freedom, between a gravestone-cutter’s cherub and the masterpieces of Raphael.
            —William Mathews
  The difference between a Sunday newspaper supplement on the monkeys in the Bronx Zoo and the Darwinian Theory.
            —George Jean Nathan
  The difference is as great as that between an elephant and a mosquito.
            —Tamil Proverb
  Difference … between jet and ivory.
            —William Shakespeare

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