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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
John Ray (Handbook of Proverbs, 1670)
 
  Capers like a fly in a tar-box.  1
  Agree like pickpockets in a fair.  2
  Commit as many absurdities as a clown in eating of an egg.  3
  Common as the highway.  4
  A covetous man is like a dog in a wheel, that roasteth meat for others.  5
  Cunning as Captn. Drake.  6
  A bad custom is like a good cake, better broken than kept.  7
  As demure as if butter would not melt in his mouth.  8
  By fits and girds (starts), as an ague takes a goose.  9
  Full as a tick.  10
  Gaunt as a greyhound.  11
  Good as ever flew in the air.  12
  Love as the dog does a whip.  13
  His money comes from him like drops of blood.  14
  Simper like a bride on her wedding day.  15
  Welcome as flowers in May.  16
 
 
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