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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
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  Looks as if butter would not melt in his mouth.
            —Anonymous
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  Looked as if he would jump down your throat.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Looked as if he had eaten his bed-straw.
            —Anonymous
  3
  He looked like a composite picture of five thousand orphans too late to catch a picnic steamboat.
            —O. Henry
  4
  Look like the far end o’ a French fiddle.
            —Alexander Hislop (Proverbs of Scotland)
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  To look as if he were hanged already.
            —Sir John Taylor
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  She looks like an old coach new painted, affecting an unseemly smugness, whilst she is ready to drop to pieces.
            —Sir John Vanbrugh
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