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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Alfred Henry Lewis
 
  Affable as a wet dog.  1
  Blush like a sunset.  2
  Boundless as the glory of Texas.  3
  Common as delirium tremens in New York.  4
  Cuts like a cold-chisel.  5
  Free as the waters of life.  6
  Game as hornets.  7
  Glib as wolves.  8
  Handsome as one full on drugs.  9
  Lasts about as long as a keg of cider at a barn raising.  10
  Mad as a drunken squaw.  11
  Obvious as stars on a clear night.  12
  Peaceful as two pups in a basket.  13
  Peaceful as two six-shooters on the same belt.  14
  Out of place as a faro layout in a Sunday school.  15
  Pretty as a diamond flush.  16
  Scared as a jack-rabbit that has heard the howl of a wolf.  17
  Snores like sawin’ planks.  18
  Solid as a sod house.  19
  Steady as a church.  20
  Tremble like a shot pigeon.  21
  Unexpected as a fifth ace in a poker deck.  22
  Yell like a wronged panther.  23
 
 
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