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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Nimble
 
  Nimble as a bee on a tar-barrel.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Nimble as a cow in a cage.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Nimble as a lizard.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Nimble as an eel.
            —Anonymous
  4
  As nimble as a wireless spark, that hurdles the ether, pole-vaults the oceans and circles the ends of the earth in a flash.
            —Anonymous
  5
  Nimble as ninepence.
            —Anonymous
  6
  Nimble as roes.
            —Thomas Carlyle
  7
  Nimble as thought.
            —Miguel de Cervantes
  8
  Nimble as quicksilver.
            —George Colman, the Younger
  9
  Nimble, like a shadow.
            —John Fletcher
  10
  Nimble as a hare.
            —Jonathan Swift
  11
  Nimble-fingered as a harper.
            —John Taylor
  12
  Nimble as quarrel from a crossbow shot.
            —François Villon
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