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


Fruitless as the celebrated bee who wanted to swarm alone.
—Gilbert K. Chesterton

Fruitless as it would be to explain the most difficult problems of Sir Isaac Newton to one ignorant of vulgar arithmetic.
—Henry Fielding

Fruitless as the lamentations of a prophet crying in the wilderness.
—Frank Horridge