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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Eager as a bridegroom.
Eager … like a mettlesome hound,
Into the fray with a plunge and a bound.
            —John Stuart Blackie
Eager as men, when haply they have heard
Of some new songster, some gay-feathered bird,
That hath o’er blue seas strayed in hope to find
In our thin foliage here a summer home,
Fain would they catch the bright things in their mind,
And cage them into sonnets as they come.
            —Frederick William Faber
  Eager as a cry for life.
            —George Meredith
  Eager for it as a hound.
            —George Meredith
  Eager as greyhound on his game.
            —Sir Walter Scott
  Eager as hunters in pursuing their prey.
            —Sir Walter Scott
  Eager as a ghoul for blood.
            —William Makepeace Thackeray
  Eager as a fine-nosed Hound.
            —William Wordsworth
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