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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Good as a feast.
  Good as an addled egg.
  Good as an idle bird.
  Good as ever went upon the ground.
  Good as new.
  Beauty is as good as ready money.
  Good as truth.
  Good as dew to flowers.
  Good as gold.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  Good as white bread and just as insipid.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  Good as wheat.
            —J. R. Bartlett’s Dictionary of Americanisms
  Good as gold.
            —Robert Buchanan
  As good as a show.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  Good as a play.
            —Charles II
  As good music as when pigs play on the organ.
            —John Clarke (Proverbs)
  Good as ever water wet.
            —William Hazlitt (Proverbs)
  Good as ever trod upon shoe leather.
            —London Chanticleers
  Good as bread.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  Good as puppet show.
            —G. F. Northall (Folk Phrases)
  Good as ever flew in the air.
            —John Ray (Handbook of Proverbs, 1670)
  Good as a sermon.
            —Robert Southey
  Good as a comedy.
            —John Taylor
  To do good to the base is like sowing the sea.

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