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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Rough
 
  Rough like butter spread over stale bread.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Rough as the back of a hedgehog.
            —J. R. Bartlett’s Dictionary of Americanisms
  2
  Rough as hemp.
            —Thomas Carlyle
  3
  Rough as a Sea Porkypine.
            —Charles Dickens
  4
  Rough as a storm.
            —John Dryden
  5
  Rough as bearskins.
            —Robert Heath
  6
  Rough as nutmeg-graters.
            —Aaron Hill
  7
  Rough as the winds.
            —Thomas Otway
  8
                Were she as rough
As are the swelling Adriatic seas.
            —William Shakespeare
  9
  Rough as a Russian bear.
            —John Taylor
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