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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Poor as a cab-driver in Venice.
  Poor as a rat.
  Poor as skunk’s misery.
  As poor as winter.
  Poor as wood.
            —Josh Billings
  Poor as an owlet.
            —John Bunyan
  As poor as some church mouse.
            —Lord De Tabley
  Poorer than a retired Spanish ensign.
  Poor as Job’s turkey.
            —John Marston
  Poor as a sheep new shorn.
            —George Peele
  Poor as virtue and as friendless.
            —George Peele
  Poor as a pauper’s pottage.
            —John G. Saxe
  Poor as truth.
            —Francis Seager
  Poor as Job.
            —William Shakespeare
  Poor as winter.
            —William Shakespeare
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