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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Richard Whately
  Falsehood, like the dry-rot, flourishes the more in proportion as air and light are excluded.  1
  Sophistry, like poison, is at once detected and nauseated when presented to us in a concentrated form; but a falsity which, when stated barely in a few sentences, would not deceive a child, may deceive half the world if diluted in a quarto volume.  2
  Woman is like the reed that bends to every breeze, but breaks not in the tempest.  3
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