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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Thomas Adams
  Agree like pikes in a pond, ready to eat up one another.  1
  Beauty is like an almanac; if it lasts a year, it is well.  2
  Common as the stones in our streets.  3
  Contention is like fire; for both burn so long as there is any exhaustible matter to contend with.  4
  Demur like a posed lawyer, as if delay could remove some impediments.  5
  Like a bee or an epigram, all his sting is in his tail.  6
  Run from it as a mendicant friar from an alms.  7
  Strut like a new church warden.  8
  Sweet as new-blown rose.  9
  His will is like the Persian law, unalterable.  10

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