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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Dry
 
  Dry as a London newspaper.
            —George Ade
  1
  Dry as a bone.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Dry as a prohibition fight in Vermont.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Dry as a sponge.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Dry as nuts.
            —Anonymous
  5
  Dry as peanut shells.
            —Anonymous
  6
  Dry as pith.
            —Anonymous
  7
  Dry as tinder.
            —Anonymous
  8
  Dry as soon as tears.
            —Anonymous
  9
  Drye as clot of clay.
            —Old English Ballad
  10
  Dry as desert dust.
            —Stopford A. Brooke
  11
  Dry as a cinder.
            —Joseph Conrad
  12
  Dry as a chip.
            —Charles Dickens
  13
  Dry as a lime-basket.
            —Charles Dickens
  14
  Dry as the desert.
            —Charles Dickens
  15
  Dry as granite.
            —Dr. John Doran
  16
  Dry as ashes.
            —George Eliot
  17
  Dry as an espalier vine in winter.
            —Anatole France
  18
  Dry as the shell on the sand.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  19
  Dried like a raisin.
            —Charles Lamb
  20
  Dry as the leaves in winter.
            —Walter Savage Landor
  21
  Dry as sand.
            —Charles G. Leland
  22
  Dry as a pond in the Summer.
            —Samuel Lover
  23
  Dry as the tomb.
            —Robert Mackay
  24
  Dry as flame.
            —Ouida
  25
  Dry as dust.
            —William Shakespeare
  26
  Dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage.
            —William Shakespeare
  27
  Dry as tinder.
            —Tobias Smollett
  28
  Drying up like a brook when the woods have been cleared around.
            —Bayard Taylor
  29
  Dry as fossil truths.
            —Henry D. Thoreau
  30
  Dry and yellow as parchment.
            —Henry Van Dyke
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