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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Big as a church debt.
            —George Ade
  Big as an elephant.
  Big as a house.
  Big as a whale.
  Big as life and twice as natural.
  Big as all out of doors.
            —J. R. Bartlett’s Dictionary of Americanisms
  No bigger than an unobserved star.
            —John Keats
  As big a liar as Tom Pepper who got licked out of hell for telling lies.
            —Vincent Stuckey Lean (Collectanea)
  As big as a parson’s barn,—always ready for more.
            —Vincent Stuckey Lean (Collectanea)
  Looking as big as bull-beef.
            —English Proverb
Another stain, as big as hell can hold,
Were there no more but it.
            —William Shakespeare

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