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Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes.
Looks as if butter would not melt in his mouth.
Looked as if he would jump down your throat.
Looked as if he had eaten his bed-straw.
He looked like a composite picture of five thousand orphans too late to catch a picnic steamboat.
Look like the far end o a French fiddle.
Alexander Hislop (Proverbs of Scotland)
To look as if he were hanged already.
Sir John Taylor
She looks like an old coach new painted, affecting an unseemly smugness, whilst she is ready to drop to pieces.
Sir John Vanbrugh
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