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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Sound (Adjective)
  Sound as an acorn.
  Sound as a trout.
  Sound as a watch.
  Heart as sound as an oak.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  Sound as old wine.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  Sound as a rock.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  Sound-hearted to the core, like some perfect fruit ripened in a sunny nook of an English garden.
            —Henry A. Clapp
  Sound as a biscuit.
            —William Congreve
  Sound as a nut.
            —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  Sound as a roach.
            —John Gay
  Sound as a fish.
            —Martin Luther
  Sound as iron.
            —Charles Reade
  Sound as an honest man’s conscience when he’s dying.
            —William Rowley
  He hath a heart as sound as a bell, and his tongue is the clapper.
            —William Shakespeare
  Sound as a top.
            —William Makepeace Thackeray

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