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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Richard Cumberland
  Bare as beggary.  1
  Cold as a turtle.  2
  Driving like a bedlamite.  3
  Enshrined, as in a holy altar, under guard of consecrated keepers.  4
  Your flattery, like a rich jewel, has a value not only from its superior lustre, but from its extraordinary scarceness.  5
  Jabbering … like two intriguing ducks.  6
  Pale as a witch.  7
  Quick of scent as a vulture.  8
  Sharp-sighted as a hawk.  9
  Soft, his accents fill, like voices of departed friends heard in our dreams, or music in the air, when night-spirits warble their magic minstrelsy.  10
  Twine, like pole ivy round the polished bark.  11

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