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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Ignorant as a pig is of the side pocket of a pool table.
  Ignorant as a bookseller.
            —Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  As invincibly ignorant as a town-fop judging of a new play.
            —John Dryden
  Ignorant as a Tripoline ambassador, or an envoy from Mujac.
            —Oliver Goldsmith
  Ignorant as a raw kitchen wench.
            —George Meredith
  The ignorant person is like a cock out of season, which crows at midnight.
            —Osmanli Proverb
  Ignorant as dirt.
            —William Shakespeare
  Ignorant as a child.
            —Henry D. Thoreau
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