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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Hard (Adverb)
  Hard as being good.
  As hard as to shave an egg.
  As hard to answer as why cats love fish.
  Hard to climb as Parnassus.
  As hard to hold as an eel by the tail.
  As hard as for an empty sack to stand upright.
            —Benjamin Franklin
  Hard as death.
            —Nathaniel Hawthorne
  Hard to enter my belief as Dives into heaven.
            —Thomas Heywood
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