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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Ready
 
  Ready like a porcupine for cold weather.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Ready like the golden censer for the aloes and cassia.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Ready as a primed cannon.
            —Thomas Carlyle
  3
  Ready as bird that sees the sprinkled corn.
            —George Eliot
  4
            Ready all,
As Echo, waiting for a call.
            —Thomas Moore
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  He stood ready for the battle like a bull that has whetted his horns.
            —Pentaur
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  Ready as a borrower’s cap.
            —William Shakespeare
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