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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Drink (Verb)
  Drink like a funnel.
  Drinks like a sieve.
  Drank like a Merman.
            —Richard Harris Barham
  Drink like a fish.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
As the drop feeds its fated flower,
As finds its Alp the snowy shower,
Child of the omnific Need,
Hurled into life to do a deed,
Man drinks the water, drinks the light.
            —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  Drink … as wells drink in November, when it rains.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
I drank as earth imbibes the shower,
Or as the rainbow drinks the dew;
As ocean quaffs the oceans up
Or flushing sun inhales the sea.
            —Thomas Moore
  Drink like a templar knight.
            —François Rabelais

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