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Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.

Cyril Tourneur

Like an unlighted taper, was cold and chaste.

As freely as a conduit spout.

Is like a stock of money laid to sleep,
Which, ne’er so little broke, does never keep.

The love of a woman is like a mushroom,—it grows in one night and will serve somewhat pleasantly next morning for breakfast, but afterwards waxes fulsome and unwholesome.

Stick like rust.

As tedious as a guilty conscience.

Want is like the rack: it draws a man to endanger himself to the gallows rather than endure it.