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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Dissembling
 
  Dissembling as the sea, that now wears brows as smooth as virgins’ be, tempting the merchant to invade his face, and in an hour calls his billows up, and shoots ’em at the sun, destroying all he carries on him.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
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