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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Multiply in swarms, like vermin.
            —Victor Hugo
Their forms and features multiplied,
As the reflection of a light
Between two burnished mirrors gleams,
Or lamps upon a bridge at night
Stretch on and on before the sight,
Till the long vista endless seems.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  Multiply in seed like Abraham.
            —François Rabelais
  Multiplied like grasshoppers upon the face of the land.
            —François Rabelais
  Multiply as the bud of the field.
            —Old Testament
  Multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven.
            —Old Testament
  Multiply like insects in the sun.
            —Charles Wagner

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