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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Gaunt
 
  Gaunt as a wolf.
            —Austin Dobson
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  Gaunt as a gibbet.
            —Lord De Tabley
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  Gaunt as bitterns in the pools.
            —Ralph Waldo Emerson
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                Gaunt,
Like the drear soul of poverty.
            —T. Gordon Hake
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  Gaunt as a greyhound.
            —John Ray (Handbook of Proverbs, 1670)
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  Gaunt as a grave.
            —William Shakespeare
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  Gaunt as it were the skeleton of himself.
            —Alfred Tennyson
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