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 Sound Dues.Sound as a Roach. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Sound as a Bell.
 
Quite sound. A cracked bell is useless as a bell.   1
       
“Blinde Fortune did so happily contrive,
That we as sound as bells, did safe arive
At Dover.”
       
Taylor’s Workes. ii. 22 (1630).
 


 Sound Dues.Sound as a Roach. 

 
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