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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Mad
 
  Mad as a hatter.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Mad as an adder.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Mad as a rat in a trap.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Mad as a wet cat.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Mad as blazes.
            —Anonymous
  5
  Mad as tigers.
            —Anonymous
  6
  Mad as all wrath.
            —J. R. Bartlett’s Dictionary of Americanisms
  7
  Mad as a bull among bumble bees.
            —J. R. Bartlett’s Dictionary of Americanisms
  8
  Mad as May butter.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  9
  As Staring madde like March Hares.
            —Andrew Borde (1490–1549.)
  10
  As mad as Orlando for his Angelica, or Hercules for his Hylas.
            —Robert Burton
  11
  He is as mad as a March hare.
            —Miguel de Cervantes
  12
  Mad … like the warrior in the fight.
            —Barry Cornwall
  13
  Mad as a drunken squaw.
            —Alfred Henry Lewis
  14
Mad as the delirious dream
Of one who, on an Indian stream
Floating in a Morphean bark,
Feeds on the charmèd lotus leaf.
            —T. Buchanan Read
  15
  Mad as Ajax.
            —William Shakespeare
  16
                More mad
Than Telamon for his shield.
            —William Shakespeare
  17
  Mad as the vexed sea.
            —William Shakespeare
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