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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Hungry as a bear.
  Hungry as a church mouse.
  Hungry as a diamond without a karat.
  Hungry as a graven image.
            —J. R. Bartlett’s Dictionary of Americanisms
  Hungry as a tired hound.
            —The Christmas Prince
  Hungry as a horse.
            —John Clarke (Phraseologia Puerilis)
  Hungry as devouring flame.
            —Ebenezer Elliott
  Hungry as the chap that said a turkey was too much for one, not enough for two.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  Hungry as the jaws of a gaol.
            —Jacke Drum’s Entertainment
  Hungry as if it were the last day of Lent.
            —Henri Murger
  Hungry as a hunter.
            —G. F. Northall (Folk Phrases)
  Hungry as a wolf.
            —John Palgrave
  Hungry as a kite.
            —Sir Walter Scott
            Hungry as the sea,
And can digest as much.
            —William Shakespeare
  Hungry as a hawk.
            —John Taylor
  Hungry as the winter.
            —Anton Chekov
  Hungry as the grave.
            —James Thomson
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