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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Earl of Beaconsfield
 
  Blushing like a Worcestershire orchard before harvest.  1
  His heart clenched the idea as a diver grasps a gem.  2
  Produced as little effect as a flake falling on the glaciers of the high Alps.  3
  High as man’s desires.  4
  Insipid company as a looking-glass.  5
  Nature, like man, sometimes weeps for gladness.  6
  Pearls are like girls, they require quite as much attention.  7
  Right as the town clock.  8
  Parliamentary speaking, like playing on the fiddle, requires practice.  9
 
 
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