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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Thomas Dekker
 
Arguments, like children, should be like
The subject that begets them.
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  Chaste as Cynthia’s breast.  2
Your cheeks of late are like bad printed books,
So dimly charactered, I scarce can spell
One line of love in them.
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  Foul, like a birding place.  4
  Full of company as a jail.  5
  Gape wider than an oyster-wife.  6
  Longer than a lawsuit.  7
  Opposite as day and darkness.  8
  Pale as a new cheese.  9
  Pure as fire.  10
  Sagging down like a Welsh wallet.  11
  Like the Jews, scattered.  12
  Sour as verjuice.  13
  Swift as a whirlwind.  14
  Wide as the mouth of a wallet.  15
  Women are like medlars, no sooner ripe than rotten.  16
 
 
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