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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
John G. Saxe
 
  Black as a funeral pall.  1
Grog, like grief, is fatal stuff for any man to sup;
For when it fails to pull him down, it’s sure to blow him up.
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  Lips … like roses ere they blow.  3
  Poor as a pauper’s pottage.  4
  Proud as a boy with a brand-new top.  5
  Rich as the robes of heaven.  6
  How like the dewdrops on a drooping flower are smiles from gentle eyes.  7
  Sober as a vicar.  8
 
 
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