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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Thick
 
  Thick as ants.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Thick as beans in a pod.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Thick as blackberries in July.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Thick as blanks in a lottery.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Thick as Charon’s ferry boat is with phantoms.
            —Anonymous
  5
  Thick as dust in vacant chambers.
            —Anonymous
  6
  Thick as gutter mud.
            —Anonymous
  7
  Thick as hair on a dog’s back.
            —Anonymous
  8
  Thick as lichens on marble slab.
            —Anonymous
  9
  Thick as molasses in December.
            —Anonymous
  10
  Thick as peas in summer weather.
            —Anonymous
  11
  Thick as pea soup.
            —Anonymous
  12
  Thick as pitch.
            —Anonymous
  13
  Thick as strings on a harp.
            —Anonymous
  14
  Thick as the bark on a tree.
            —Anonymous
  15
  Thick as the spawn of a fish.
            —Anonymous
  16
  Thick as thistles.
            —Anonymous
  17
  Thick as wax.
            —Anonymous
  18
  Stars which stand out as thick as dewdrops on the field of heaven.
            —Philip James Bailey
  19
  Thick as burning stones that from the throat of some volcano foul the benighted sky.
            —Philip James Bailey
  20
  Stand thick as dewdrops on the bells of flowers.
            —Robert Blair
  21
  Thick as starlings in a fen.
            —William Browne
  22
  Thick like a glory round a Stagirite.
            —Robert Browning
  23
                Thick
As stars which storm the sky on Autumn nights.
            —Robert Browning
  24
  Thick as hail.
            —John Bunyan
  25
  As thikke as is a branched ook.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  26
  As thikke as motes in the sonne beem.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  27
  Thick like two hungry torrents.
            —George Chapman
  28
  Thick as spray.
            —Herbert Edward Clarke
  29
  Thick, like wool.
            —Elizabeth B. Custer
  30
  Thick as scarecrows in England.
            —Charles Dickens
  31
His Pills as thick as Hand Granadoes flew,
And where they Fell, as Certainly they slew.
            —Wentworth Dillon
  32
  Thick as bees.
            —Austin Dobson
  33
  The air was as thick as the main deck in a close-fought action.
            —Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  34
  Thick as Egypt’s locusts.
            —John Dryden
  35
  Thick as stars above.
            —George Eliot
  36
  Thick as stars that gem the Dolphin’s brow.
            —Sanskrit Epic
  37
  As thick as the sands of the wide wilderness.
            —Frederick William Faber
  38
  Thick as two body-snatchers.
            —O. Henry
  39
  Thick as autumn leaves or driving sand.
            —Homer (Pope)
  40
Thick as in spring the flow’rs adorn the land,
Or leaves the trees; or thick as insects play.
            —Homer (Pope)
  41
  Thick as London fog.
            —Thomas Hood
  42
  Thick as a swarm of bees.
            —Jean Ingelow
  43
  Thick as butter.
            —Rudyard Kipling
  44
  Thick as swallows with the summer.
            —George W. Lovell
  45
  Thick as flakes of snow.
            —Thomas Babington Macaulay
  46
                Thick
As starry mysteries written on the night.
            —Gerald Massey
  47
  Thick as feathers.
            —George Meredith
  48
Thick as the gems on chalices
Kings keep for treasure.
            —Owen Meredith
  49
Thick as autumnal leaves that strow the brooks
In Vallombrosa.
            —John Milton
  50
  Stood thick as stars.
            —John Milton
  51
  Thick as oatmeal.
            —Thomas Nash
  52
  Thick as the fleeces of the winter snows.
            —Ouida
  53
  Thick as the violets cluster round the spring.
            —John Payne
  54
  Thick as onions on a string.
            —James Robinson Planché
  55
  Thick as hops.
            —Poor Robin’s Almanack
  56
  Thick as lotus flowers in Paradise.
            —J. Hampden Porter
  57
  Thick as rain-drops.
            —William H. Prescott
  58
  As thick as thieves.
            —Old English Proverb
  59
  Thick as the daisies blown in grasses fanned by odorous midsummer breezes.
            —James Whitcomb Riley
  60
  Thick as the schemes of human pride.
            —Sir Walter Scott
  61
  Thick as honeycomb.
            —William Shakespeare
  62
  Thick as Tewksbury mustard.
            —William Shakespeare
  63
  Thick as thought could make ’em.
            —William Shakespeare
  64
  Thick as the snowflakes.
            —Robert Southey
  65
  Thick as the stars that stud the wintry sky.
            —Robert Southey
  66
  Thick as corn-blades in a field.
            —Edmund Spenser
  67
Lay scattered over all the land,
As thicke as doth the seede after the sower’s hand.
            —Edmund Spenser
  68
  Thick as swallows after storms.
            —Edmund Clarence Stedman
  69
  Thick as a mob.
            —Robert Louis Stevenson
  70
  Thick as a snow fall.
            —Robert Louis Stevenson
  71
  Thick as driving rain.
            —Robert Louis Stevenson
  72
  Thick as the stars at night when the moon is down.
            —Robert Louis Stevenson
  73
  Thick and silent like ants.
            —Robert Louis Stevenson
  74
  Thick as buds in April.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  75
  Thick as the darkness of leaf-shadowed spring is encumbered with flowers.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  76
Lie thick as the blades of the grasses
The dead in their graves.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  77
  Thick as grave-worms.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  78
  Thick as Autumn rains.
            —Alfred Tennyson
  79
  Thick as dust in vacant chambers.
            —Alfred Tennyson
  80
  Thick as hail.
            —Thersites
  81
  Thick as sparks above the rushing train.
            —John T. Trowbridge
  82
  Thick as three rats in a little boy’s stocking.
            —John T. Trowbridge
  83
The air is thick as incense-wreaths
That waver in the candles’ gleam.
            —George Sylvester Viereck
  84
  Thick as the hail with which the storm-clouds rattle on the roof.
            —Virgil
  85
  Thick as seagulls.
            —Voltaire
  86
  Thicke, as shining lights, which we call starres.
            —Sir Thomas Wyatt
  87
  Thick as hasty pudding.
            —Yankee Doodle
  88
 
 
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