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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Lie (Verb)
  Lie as fast as dog can lick a plate.
  Lies like an auctioneer.
  Lies like a tooth-drawer.
  Lies like print.
  Lie like a charlatan.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  Lie like a political program.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  Lie like a gas meter.
            —Harold Brighouse
  Swere and lye as a womman kan.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  He lies like a hedgehog rolled up the wrong way, tormenting himself with prickles.
            —Thomas Hood
  Lies like a feller with a family horse t’ sell.
            —Abe Martin
  Lies like a smile of sunshine among lilies.
            —Gerald Massey
  Lie like a book of anecdotes.
            —Hannah More
  Lies like truth.
            —William Shakespeare

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