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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Tough
 
  Tough as any bough.
            —Anonymous
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  Tough as leather.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Tough as nails.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Tough as shoe-leather.
            —Anonymous
  4
  As tough as whit-leather.
            —Anonymous
  5
  Tough as old hickory.
            —J. R. Bartlett’s Dictionary of Americanisms
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  Tough as an India-rubber ball.
            —Charlotte Brontë
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  Tough as a Cape Cod fisherman.
            —Robert Edgren
  8
  Tough as a telegraph wire.
            —Richard Le Gallienne
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