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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Anton Chekhov
  Absurd as if you took a divorce petition to a chemist’s.  1
  Blink my eyes like a whacked donkey.  2
  The earth, like a fallen woman sitting in her dark chamber and trying to forget the past, seemed tormented with remembrances of the spring and summer, and waited in apathy the inexorable winter.  3
  Hideous as a skeleton.  4
  Ugly as a worn-out cabhorse.  5
  Useless extra, like a sixth finger.  6
  Hungry as the winter.  7
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