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


Eat like a hog.

Eat like a horse.

Eats like rust.

Eat like wolves.

Eat like maggots into an estate.
—Charles Lamb

Eating, sharply as aqua-fortis into brass, into the metal of her vanity—and her pride.

Eat up like fire the ashen autumn days.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne

Eat as doth a canker.
—New Testament

Eat your flesh as it were fire.
—New Testament