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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Sticking as close together as two dried figs.
  Sticks like a cockle burr to a sheep’s coat.
  Stick like a leech.
  Sticks like a porous plaster.
  Sticks like fly paper.
  Stick like wax.
  Stick like a Comanche on a mustang. The worse it jumps, the tighter he sticks.
            —J. R. Bartlett’s Dictionary of Americanisms
  Stick to it, like a clenched nail.
            —R. D. Blackmore
  Stick to her point like a fox to his own tail.
            —Dion Boucicault
  Stick like burrs.
            —John Bunyan
  Sticks as close … as a shadow to a body.
            —Robert Burton
  Stick like pitch.
            —William Congreve
  Sticks like a weasel.
            —Oliver Goldsmith
  Stuck together like a sheet of buns.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  Sticks to me like a bobolink on a sapling, in a wood.
            —Sylvester Judd
  Stick as close as my shirt does to my back on a sultry, sweating day.
            —London Chanticleers
  Like fruit unripe, sticks on the tree.
            —William Shakespeare
  Stick like rust.
            —Cyril Tourneur
  Stick … as a country postmaster to his offiss.
            —Artemus Ward

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