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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Swear like a freighter.
  Swear like a costermonger.
  Swore like a Tartar.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  Swear like a tinker.
            —Thomas Coryate
  Swear like a drunken tapster.
            —Dr. John Doran
  Swear like a lord.
            —Sir Thomas Elyot
  Swears like an imp.
            —Victor Hugo
  Swore like a porter.
            —Thomas Babington Macaulay
  Swore like a preacher’s son.
            —Henry L. Mencken
  Swears like a printing-office foreman and yearns for close quarters with a knife.
            —Henry L. Mencken
  Swear like a comfit-maker’s wife.
            —William Shakespeare
  Swore like any trooper.
            —Robert Southey
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