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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Naked as an Indian’s back.
  Naked as night.
  Naked as the graces.
  Naked as a frog.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  Naked as a flower.
            —Madison Cawein
  As naked … as a corowne withe out stones.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  Poor and naked as a fakir.
            —Joseph Conrad
  Like winter-earth, naked.
            —Abraham Cowley
  As naked as Norfolk dumpling.
            —John Day
  Naked as a worm.
            —Alexandre Dumas, père
  Naked as a peeled apple.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  Naked as a nedle.
            —William Langland
  Naked as my nail.
            —Philip Massinger
  The country is naked as the sea.
            —Jules Sandeau
  Naked as the vulgar air.
            —William Shakespeare
  As naked as their mothers bore them.
            —Jonathan Swift
  Naked as apes.
  Naked as a Tower.
            —William Wordsworth
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