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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Dismal
 
  Dismal as a hearse.
            —Nicolas Boileau
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  Dismal as death.
            —Cleanthes
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  Dismal as a wet Derby day.
            —Alfred Edward Housman
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  Dismal as a mute at a funeral.
            —William Makepeace Thackeray
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  Dismal as the month in which Christmas is celebrated.
            —Bonnell Thornton
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