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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
W. S. Downey
  Children are like beggars; often coming without being called.  1
  Strong drinks are like wars, making cripples of some men, and sending others to the grave.  2
  As a mushroom is among roses, so is a shrew in a costly establishment.  3
  Scolding wives, like bad clocks, are seldom in order.  4
  Beautiful peaches are not always the best flavored; neither are handsome women the most amiable.  5
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