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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Active as a boy climbing a crab-apple tree for a cargo of cramp-generators.
  Active as a fire department during a conflagration.
  Active as a pea in a bladder.
  Active as a pea on a griddle.
  Active as quicksilver.
  As active as the roe.
            —Nathaniel Cotton
  Active as some mind that turns a sphere.
            —Abraham Cowley
  Active as an ape.
            —Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  Active as a griffin.
            —Thomas Hood
  Active as light.
            —Henry Vaughan
  Active as the sun.
            —Isaac Watts
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