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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
George Bernard Shaw
 
  Collapses like a pricked bladder.  1
  Curled like the coat of a poodle.  2
  Immediately, like a repeating clock of which the spring has been touched.  3
  Nervous as a mouse.  4
  Old as the shepherds.  5
  Pitifully as a poor girl of the pavement will pretend to be a clergyman’s daughter.  6
  Popular as a film drama.  7
  Quails like a naughty child.  8
  Shivering as if a bullet had struck him.  9
  I sank under it like a baby fed on starch.  10
  Solid as bricks.  11
  Stimulating as ginger cordial.  12
  Sweep it away like a leaf before a hurricane.  13
  Tolerate as lions tolerate lice.  14
  Unimaginative as a Chicago pig-sticking.  15
  Universal as seasickness.  16
  Useless as the canal constructor without water.  17
  White as isinglass.  18
  Whitens like steel in a furnace.  19
 
 
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