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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Bare
 
  Bare as a Scotchman’s knee.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Bare as a stone.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Bare as January.
            —Robert Armin
  3
  Bare as the back of my hand.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  4
  Bare as a naked bairn.
            —Robert Buchanan
  5
  Bare as winter.
            —Robert Burns
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  Bare as beggary.
            —Richard Cumberland
  7
  As bare …
As the willow of leaves
When the bough-breaking wind
The warm day endeth.
            —The Elder Edda
  8
  Bare as an Alpine precipice.
            —Charles Kingsley
  9
  Bare as a pig in a sty.
            —Francis Mahony
  10
  Bare as lies the mirrored moon in silver sleeping seas.
            —Gerald Massey
  11
  Bare as hop-stakes in November’s mists.
            —George Meredith
  12
  Bare as my nail.
            —Thomas Nash
  13
  Bare as a bird’s tail.
            —English Proverb
  14
  Bare as the birch at Yule.
            —English Proverb
  15
  Bare, like a carcass picked by crows.
            —Jonathan Swift
  16
  Bare as a beggar.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  17
  Bare as naked daylight.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  18
  Bare as shame.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  19
  As bare as a hornet’s cell.
            —Henry Van Dyke
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  Bare as an ape.
            —Voltaire
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  Bare as a goose-egg.
            —Artemus Ward
  22
  Bare as a school-boy’s diary.
            —H. G. Wells
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                As bare
As winter trees.
            —William Wordsworth
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  As bare as Egypt when the locusts got through with it.
            —Rida Johnson Young
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