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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Clean
 
  Clean as a die.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Clean as a Dutch oven.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Clean as a new pin.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Clean as a pebble.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Clean as crystal.
            —Anonymous
  5
  Clean as light.
            —Anonymous
  6
  Cleaner than our sister the water.
            —Anonymous
  7
  Clean as virgin silver.
            —Arabian Nights
  8
  Clean as sifted corn.
            —Aristophanes
  9
  As clean as a Flemish interior.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  10
  Clean as a maiden’s honor.
            —Björnstjerne Björnson
  11
  Clean as a whistle.
            —John Byrom
  12
  Clean as a [new] penny.
            —John Gay
  13
  Clean as a beaver.
            —Bret Harte
  14
  Clean as a maid from guile and fleshy sin.
            —Robert Stephen Hawker
  15
                Clean,
As if o’erwashed with Hippocrene.
            —Robert Herrick
  16
  Clean as running water in a cress-fringed brook.
            —Edwin Leibfreed
  17
  Clean as a red-hot poker.
            —George Meredith
  18
  Clean as the bright from the black.
            —George Meredith
  19
  His work is as clean as silver lace.
            —Osmanli Proverb
  20
  As clean as a leek.
            —Scottish Proverb
  21
  Clean as a rose is after rain.
            —James Whitcomb Riley
  22
  Clean as a hound’s tooth.
            —Theodore Roosevelt
  23
  Clean as a sound sheep’s heart.
            —William Shakespeare
  24
  Clean as a sponge wipes a chalk problem from a blackboard.
            —J. Russell Smith
  25
                Clean of cloud
As though day’s heart were proud
And heaven’s were glad.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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  Clean as blood of babes.
            —Alfred Tennyson
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  Clean as the carving knife chops the carrot.
            —William Makepeace Thackeray
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