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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Nimble as a bee on a tar-barrel.
  Nimble as a cow in a cage.
  Nimble as a lizard.
  Nimble as an eel.
  As nimble as a wireless spark, that hurdles the ether, pole-vaults the oceans and circles the ends of the earth in a flash.
  Nimble as ninepence.
  Nimble as roes.
            —Thomas Carlyle
  Nimble as thought.
            —Miguel de Cervantes
  Nimble as quicksilver.
            —George Colman, the Younger
  Nimble, like a shadow.
            —John Fletcher
  Nimble as a hare.
            —Jonathan Swift
  Nimble-fingered as a harper.
            —John Taylor
  Nimble as quarrel from a crossbow shot.
            —François Villon

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