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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Cross as a child denied a sugar plum.
  Cross as an old bear with a sore head.
  As cross as nine highways.
  Cross as the tongs.
  As cross as a red donkey.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  Hang you up cross-legg’d, like a hare at a poulterer.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  Cross as two sticks.
            —Charles Dickens
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