|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
| Tedious a task for the mind as oakum-picking or stone-breaking can be for the body.|
| Tedious as a twice-told tale.|
| Tedious and dull as truth.|
| Tedious as dull sorrows.|
| Tedious as a king.|
As a tired horse, a railing wife.
| So tedious is this day,|
As is the night before some festival
To an impatient child, that hath new robes,
And may not wear them.
| As tedious as a guilty conscience.|