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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
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  Short as the life of a wave.
            —Leonid Andreyev
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  Short as Mahomet’s dream.
            —Anonymous
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  Short, thick and round,—like a suet-pudding.
            —Anonymous
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  Short as a militia drummer-boy.
            —J. B. Buckstone
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  Short as wash-day-dinner graces.
            —Irwin Russell
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  Short as any dream.
            —William Shakespeare
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  Short as a lawyer’s beard.
            —John Webster
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