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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Cautious
 
  Cautious as a fox.
            —Anonymous
  1
  As cautious as a Scot.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Cautious as a good housekeeper.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  3
  Cautious as a cragsman.
            —Gilbert K. Chesterton
  4
  A vague caution, like that of a wild beast that is fierce but feeble—or like that of an insect whose little fragment of earth has given way, and made it pause in a palsy of distrust.
            —George Eliot
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  Cautious as a girl.
            —Arsène Houssaye
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  As cautious as a burglar walking over a tin roof in cowhide boots.
            —Wallace Irwin
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