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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Barren as a New Hampshire granite hill.
  Barren as a South African veldt.
  Barren as winter rain.
            —Alfred Austin
  Barren as a continent of Brandenburg sand.
            —Thomas Carlyle
  Barren as routine.
            —Gilbert K. Chesterton
  Barren as the wind.
            —Ebenezer Elliott
  A life as barren … as is the dust to which that life doth tend.
            —George Herbert
  Barren as a desolate moor.
            —Gerald Massey
  Barren as a pelican-beach.
            —Herman Melville
  Barren as a Pope’s Bull.
            —Sydney Munden
  Barren as death.
            —John Ruskin
                Brain as barren
As banks of Libya.
            —William Shakespeare
  Barren as a rainy day.
            —Alexander Smith
  Barren as crime.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Barren as a stock-fish.
            —John Taylor
  Barren as the sea’s bare sands.
            —Samuel Waddington

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