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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Eat like a hog.
  Eat like a horse.
  Eats like rust.
  Eat like wolves.
  Eat like maggots into an estate.
            —Charles Lamb
  Eating, sharply as aqua-fortis into brass, into the metal of her vanity—and her pride.
  Eat up like fire the ashen autumn days.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Eat as doth a canker.
            —New Testament
  Eat your flesh as it were fire.
            —New Testament
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