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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Stink
 
  Stink like a polecat.
            —Anonymous
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  Stink like carrion.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Stinks like a poison’d cat behind a hanging.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  3
  His memory stinks like the snuff of a candle when it is put out.
            —Robert Burton
  4
  Stank as the pitte of helle.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
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  Stynken as a goot.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
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  Stinks and shines, and shines and stinks, like a dead mackerel in the moonlight.
            —John Randolph
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  Stunk like wash-polluted pigs.
            —William Tennant
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