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

Ivan Turgenev

Dumb and mighty, as a tree grows on a fruitful soil.

Incessant as the squeaking cry of a monkey.

Emotional effusions are like licorice-root. When you take your first suck at it, it doesn’t seem so bad, but it leaves a very bad taste in your mouth afterward.

Sparkling like young wine which has ceased to ferment.

The egoist withers like a solitary barren tree.