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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Cross
 
  Cross as a child denied a sugar plum.
            —Anonymous
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  Cross as an old bear with a sore head.
            —Anonymous
  2
  As cross as nine highways.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Cross as the tongs.
            —Anonymous
  4
  As cross as a red donkey.
            —Honoré de Balzac
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  Hang you up cross-legg’d, like a hare at a poulterer.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
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  Cross as two sticks.
            —Charles Dickens
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