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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Vincent Stuckey Lean (Collectanea)
 
  As big a liar as Tom Pepper who got licked out of hell for telling lies.  1
  As big as a parson’s barn,—always ready for more.  2
  Blush like the backside of a chimney.  3
  Bold as brass.  4
  Bright as a button.  5
  Busy as the day is long.  6
  Common as Get-out.  7
  As much difference between them as between a horse chestnut and a chestnut horse.  8
  Fit as a saddle for a sow.  9
  Full of noise as a mill.  10
  Hard as an egg at Easter.  11
  Hard as nails.  12
  Look like Let-me-be.  13
  Go as straight as a schoolboy at Christmas.  14
  Wise as the Mayor of Banbury, who would prove that Henry III was before Henry II.  15
  Work like a galley slave.  16
 
 
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