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  • Thus, the sperm whale and the humpbacked whale, each has a hump; but there the similitude ceases.
  • Then, this same humpbacked whale and the Greenland whale, each of these has baleen; but there again the similitude ceases.
  • * *Though all comparison in the way of general bulk between the whale and the elephant is preposterous, inasmuch as in that particular the elephant stands in much the same respect to the whale that a dog does to the elephant; nevertheless, there are not wanting some points of curious similitude; among these is the spout.

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  • People are drawn to communities of similitude.
  • the dream had too much similitude of the fact
    Daniel Defoe  --  The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

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