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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Slender
 
  Slender as a cat’s elbow.
            —Anonymous
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  Slender as a lath.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Slender as a reed.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Fair and slender as the pine tree.
            —Serbian Ballad
  4
  Slender as a young poplar.
            —Honoré de Balzac
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  How slender a tract, as scant as Alcibiades his land in a Map.
            —Robert Burton
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  As slender in the middle as a Cow in the waist.
            —Robert Burton
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Like the hazel-twig
Is straight and slender.
            —William Shakespeare
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  A girl tall and slender as a palm.
            —Heinrich Zschokke
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