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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Brisk
 
  Brisk as a flea.
            —Anonymous
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  Brisk as bees that settle on a summer rose’s petal.
            —Charles Stuart Calverley
  2
  Brisk as a burger over a bottle.
            —Austin Dobson
  3
  Brisk as a bottled ale.
            —John Gay
  4
  Brisk as a cup of wine.
            —Robert Greene
  5
  Brisk as a bird.
            —William Hazlitt
  6
  Briskly as a revolving firework.
            —Brander Matthews
  7
  Brisk as bank stock.
            —Thomas Morton
  8
  As brisk as a bailiff.
            —James Smith
  9
  Brisk as a snake in merry May.
            —William Somerville
  10
  Brisk as a body louse.
            —Jonathan Swift
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