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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Fatal as Herod’s worms.
  Fatal as the eye of the basilisk.
  Fatal as the tongue of the serpent.
  Fatal as the shade of Death’s dark valley.
            —Philip James Bailey
  Fatal as the scythe of death.
            —William Cowper
  Anger and power are as fatal as lightning.
            —George Eliot
Fatal as the Egyptian night,
When the eldest-born were slain.
            —James Montgomery
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