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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Safe
 
  Safe as a tortoise under its shell.
            —Alexander Adam
  1
  Safe as a blockhouse.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Safe as a child on its mother’s breast.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Safe as a crow in a gutter.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Safe as a mouse in a cheese.
            —Anonymous
  5
  Safe as a mouse in a mill.
            —Anonymous
  6
  Safe as a rat in a trap.
            —Anonymous
  7
  Safe as a sardine.
            —Anonymous
  8
  Safe as Solomon’s birds.
            —Anonymous
  9
  Safe as a thief in a mill.
            —Anonymous
  10
  Safe as a wall of brass.
            —Anonymous
  11
  Safe as caged.
            —Anonymous
  12
  Safe as brandy.
            —Miss A. E. Baker (Northamptonshire Glossary)
  13
  Saif tu take as a fotograph.
            —Josh Billings
  14
  Safe from harm as sings the lark when sucked up out of sight in vortices of glory and blue air.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  15
  Safe as the Bank of England.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  16
As safe and sacred from the step of man
As an invisible world.
            —Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  17
  Safe as my life.
            —R. Davenport (New Tricks to Cheat the Devil)
  18
  Safe as a stone in a peach.
            —Alfred Head
  19
  Safe as a fish.
            —Help to Discourse
  20
  Safe as a fox in a trap.
            —Charles Kingsley
  21
  Safe as in the bank.
            —Richard Le Gallienne
  22
  Safe as in bed.
            —Charles Reade
  23
  Safe as Priam is in Ilion.
            —William Shakespeare
  24
  Safe as thy gold in the strong box.
            —William Somerville
  25
  Safe as hunted wolf within his lair.
            —Theodore Watts-Dunton
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