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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
New Testament
  We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.  1
  Black as sackcloth of hair.  2
  Clear as crystal.  3
  Departed as a scroll when it is rolled together.  4
  For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.  5
  Eat as doth a canker.  6
  Eat your flesh as it were fire.  7
  All flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away.  8
  Gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings.  9
  Harmless as doves.  10
  Heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.  11
  Hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.  12
  As the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.  13
  Wax old like a garment.  14
  Prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.  15
  Scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.  16
  Separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats.  17
  Sift you as wheat.  18
  Sweet as honey.  19
  Sweeter than honey to my mouth.  20
  A great voice, as of a trumpet.  21
  He that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.  22
  White as the light.  23
  Wise as serpents.  24
  Wiser than the children of light.  25

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