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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Collapsed like a house of cards.
  Collapse, like the Apostle in the pictures of the Conversion of St. Paul.
            —William De Morgan
  Like a dissolving palace of snow, it collapses.
            —Thomas De Quincey
  Collapse like the cheeks of a starved man.
            —Charles Dickens
  Collapses like a pricked bladder.
            —George Bernard Shaw
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