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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Full as a goat.
  As full as a toad is of poison.
  Full of airs as a music box.
  Full of angles as the book of Euclid.
  As full of blunders as a successful career.
  Full of events as a dime novel.
  Full of poetry as a lily is of dew.
  Full of royalty as a pack of cards.
  Full of terror as a tragedy of Sophocles.
  Full of maggots as a pastoral poet’s flock.
            —Samuel Butler
  Full as the hyve is of honey.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  Full of company as a jail.
            —Thomas Dekker
  Full as a bee with thyme.
            —Robert Herrick
  Full of life as a multitude.
            —Victor Hugo
  Chock full of noble sentiments as a bladder is of wind.
            —Jerome K. Jerome
  Full as a piper’s bag.
            —Ben Jonson
  Full of noise as a mill.
            —Vincent Stuckey Lean (Collectanea)
Full of life and light and sweetness
As a summer day’s completeness.
            —James Russell Lowell
  Full of fragrant love as May’s musk-roses are of morning’s wine.
            —Gerald Massey
  Full of folds as a sleeping boa-constrictor.
            —William Mathews
  Full of passion as a tiger.
            —Brander Matthews
  Full as a tick.
            —John Ray (Handbook of Proverbs, 1670)
  As fu’ as a biled wulk.
            —Scottish Proverb
  As fu’ as a piper.
            —Scottish Proverb
  As fu’ as the Baltic.
            —Scottish Proverb
  Full as a plenteous river.
            —Christina Georgina Rossetti
  As full of labour as a wise man’s art.
            —William Shakespeare
  Full of quarrels as an egg is full of meat.
            —William Shakespeare
  Full of spirit as the month of May.
            —William Shakespeare
  As full of sorrows as the seas of sands.
            —William Shakespeare
  Full as a cup with the vine’s burning dew.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  As full of wisdom as a cheese of mites.
            —Edmund Spenser
Full as a feaster’s hand
Fills full with bloom of bland
Bright wine his cup.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.
            —Old Testament
  Full as the summer rose.
            —James Thomson

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