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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Familiar as a popular song.
  Familiar as the sights on our streets.
  Familiar as my sleep, or want of money.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
          Familiar as the simple lore
That two policemen and two thieves make four.
            —Ambrose Bierce
  Familiar as a cradle-song.
            —Robert J. Burdette
  Familiar as a voice of home.
            —John Crawford
  Familiar as an oath.
            —Lord De Tabley
  Familiar, like the amulet worn on the heart.
            —George Eliot
  As familiar as a fiddler.
            —John Fletcher
  Familiar to me as my own face in the glass; as the speech of my own tongue.
            —Victor Hugo
  Familiar as eating.
            —Philip Massinger
  Familiar as his garter.
            —William Shakespeare
  Familiar in his mouth as household words.
            —William Shakespeare
  Familiar as the sun and moon.
            —Henry D. Thoreau
Familiar as our childhood’s stream
Or pleasant memory of a dream.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
  Familiar as a book.
            —N. P. Willis

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