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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  About as like as an apple to an oyster.
  As like as the two halves of an apple.
  As like as two pins.
  As like each other as a sword and scythe.
            —Philip James Bailey
  As like him as flakes ov snow.
            —Josh Billings
  As like as hand to another hand.
            —Robert Browning
  Like as twins.
            —Robert Browning
  Is na mare like … than the nyght oule resemblis the papingay.
            —Gawain Douglas
  Like as chalk and coles.
            —James Hurdis
  As lyke as one pease is to another.
            —John Lyly
  As like him as an eagle to an eagle.
Like a leaf on a withering limb,
The fluttering life still clung to him.
            —T. Buchanan Read
  No more like than chalk and cheese.
            —Samuel Rowland
            No more like my father
Than I to Hercules.
            —William Shakespeare
  Alike as my fingers is to my fingers.
            —William Shakespeare
  As like, as rain to water, or devil to his dam.
            —William Shakespeare
  Like as eggs.
            —William Shakespeare
  As like this as a crab is like an apple.
            —William Shakespeare
            As like you,
As cherry is to cherry.
            —William Shakespeare
  Day like to day, face like to face, as waves in some calm sea.
            —William Watson

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