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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Safe as a tortoise under its shell.
            —Alexander Adam
  Safe as a blockhouse.
  Safe as a child on its mother’s breast.
  Safe as a crow in a gutter.
  Safe as a mouse in a cheese.
  Safe as a mouse in a mill.
  Safe as a rat in a trap.
  Safe as a sardine.
  Safe as Solomon’s birds.
  Safe as a thief in a mill.
  Safe as a wall of brass.
  Safe as caged.
  Safe as brandy.
            —Miss A. E. Baker (Northamptonshire Glossary)
  Saif tu take as a fotograph.
            —Josh Billings
  Safe from harm as sings the lark when sucked up out of sight in vortices of glory and blue air.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  Safe as the Bank of England.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
As safe and sacred from the step of man
As an invisible world.
            —Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  Safe as my life.
            —R. Davenport (New Tricks to Cheat the Devil)
  Safe as a stone in a peach.
            —Alfred Head
  Safe as a fish.
            —Help to Discourse
  Safe as a fox in a trap.
            —Charles Kingsley
  Safe as in the bank.
            —Richard Le Gallienne
  Safe as in bed.
            —Charles Reade
  Safe as Priam is in Ilion.
            —William Shakespeare
  Safe as thy gold in the strong box.
            —William Somerville
  Safe as hunted wolf within his lair.
            —Theodore Watts-Dunton

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