|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
| A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.|| 1|
| Forgotten like the forms of last years 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|
Waits on success; the fickle multitude,
Like the straw that floats along the stream,
Glide with the current still and follow fortune.
| Plain as the way to market.|| 6|
| Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears, while the key often used is always bright.|| 7|
As a bug
In a rug.
| Stared like a pig poisoned.|| 9|