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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Benjamin Franklin
 
  A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.  1
  Forgotten like the forms of last year’s clouds.  2
  As hard as for an empty sack to stand upright.  3
  A house without woman or firelight is like a body without soul or spirit.  4
                Applause
Waits on success; the fickle multitude,
Like the straw that floats along the stream,
Glide with the current still and follow fortune.
  5
  Plain as the way to market.  6
  Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears, while the key often used is always bright.  7
Snug
As a bug
In a rug.
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  Stared like a pig poisoned.  9
 
 
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