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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Cyril Tourneur
  Like an unlighted taper, was cold and chaste.  1
  As freely as a conduit spout.  2
Is like a stock of money laid to sleep,
Which, ne’er so little broke, does never keep.
  The love of a woman is like a mushroom,—it grows in one night and will serve somewhat pleasantly next morning for breakfast, but afterwards waxes fulsome and unwholesome.  4
  Stick like rust.  5
  As tedious as a guilty conscience.  6
  Want is like the rack: it draws a man to endanger himself to the gallows rather than endure it.  7

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