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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Wise as Minerva.
  Wise as Solomon.
  As wise as the men of Gotham, who went to build a wall about the wood to keep out the cuckoo.
  Wise as Time and Silence are.
            —Alfred Austin
                Looking wise,
As men find woodcocks by their eyes.
            —Samuel Butler
  Wise as Thurlow looks.
            —Charles James Fox
  As wise as a woodcock.
            —John Heywood
  Wise as an owl.
            —John Keats
  Wise as the Mayor of Banbury, who would prove that Henry III was before Henry II.
            —Vincent Stuckey Lean (Collectanea)
  Wise as age.
            —William James Linton
  Wise as nature.
            —Alexander Pope
  Wise as Waltom’s calfe.
            —John Skelton
  Wise as serpents.
            —New Testament
  Wiser than the children of light.
            —New Testament
  Wise as Shakespeare.
            —Henry D. Thoreau
  Wise as her mother’s apron string.
            —Nicholas Udall
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