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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Robert G. Ingersoll
  Sky as blue as June.  1
  Candid as mirrors.  2
  Direct as light.  3
  Events, like the pendulum of a clock, have swung forward and backward, but after all, man, like the hands, has gone steadily on.  4
  Falsehoods, like weeds, flourish without care. Weeds care nothing for soil or rain. They not only ask no help, but they almost defy destruction.  5
  Patient as destiny.  6
  Tender as the breast of a mother.  7
  Unerring as light.  8
  Whose talk is as busily useless as the babble of a stream that hurries by a ruined mill.  9

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