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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Active
 
  Active as a boy climbing a crab-apple tree for a cargo of cramp-generators.
            —Anonymous
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  Active as a fire department during a conflagration.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Active as a pea in a bladder.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Active as a pea on a griddle.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Active as quicksilver.
            —Anonymous
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  As active as the roe.
            —Nathaniel Cotton
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  Active as some mind that turns a sphere.
            —Abraham Cowley
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  Active as an ape.
            —Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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  Active as a griffin.
            —Thomas Hood
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  Active as light.
            —Henry Vaughan
  10
  Active as the sun.
            —Isaac Watts
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