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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Sound (Adjective)
 
  Sound as an acorn.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Sound as a trout.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Sound as a watch.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Heart as sound as an oak.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  4
  Sound as old wine.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  5
  Sound as a rock.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  6
  Sound-hearted to the core, like some perfect fruit ripened in a sunny nook of an English garden.
            —Henry A. Clapp
  7
  Sound as a biscuit.
            —William Congreve
  8
  Sound as a nut.
            —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  9
  Sound as a roach.
            —John Gay
  10
  Sound as a fish.
            —Martin Luther
  11
  Sound as iron.
            —Charles Reade
  12
  Sound as an honest man’s conscience when he’s dying.
            —William Rowley
  13
  He hath a heart as sound as a bell, and his tongue is the clapper.
            —William Shakespeare
  14
  Sound as a top.
            —William Makepeace Thackeray
  15
 
 
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