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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Thin
 
  Thin as a groat.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Thin as a rail.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Thin as a snake.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Thin as a wafer.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Thin as famished rats.
            —Anonymous
  5
  Thin as gold leaf.
            —Anonymous
  6
  Thin as wall paper.
            —Anonymous
  7
  Thin as a reed.
            —Anonymous
  8
  Thin as a spindle.
            —Anonymous
  9
  Thin as a toothpick.
            —Anonymous
  10
  Thin as the shadow of a hair.
            —Anonymous
  11
  Thin as a pair of shears.
            —Arabian Nights
  12
  His poor body is as thin as a nail.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  13
  Thin as the petal of the cotton blossom.
            —Henry A. Clapp
  14
  Thin as a lath.
            —Foundling Hospital for Wit, 1743
  15
  So thin that he was obliged to put lead in his shoes so as to not be blown away by the wind.
            —Victor Hugo
  16
  Thin as a Ritz-Carlton sandwich.
            —Stephen Leacock
  17
  Thin as a carriage painter’s arm.
            —Abe Martin
  18
  Thin as a weasel.
            —George Meredith
  19
  Thin as mist.
            —George Meredith
  20
  Thin as the shell of a sound.
            —George Meredith
  21
  Thin as a brief forgotten dream.
            —Richard Monckton Milnes
  22
A Spectre, thin as that dismal flame
That burns and beams, a moving lamp,
Where the dreary fogs of night encamp.
            —T. Buchanan Read
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  Her body thin and bare as any bone.
            —Thomas Sackville
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  Thin as a skeleton.
            —Thomas Shadwell
  25
  Thin of substance as the air.
            —William Shakespeare
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  Thin as Fraud.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  27
  Thinned, as the shades in a vision of spirits that sinned.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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  Thin as a costume worn by a Salome dancer.
            —Walter Trumbull
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