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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  As drunk as a beggar.
  Drunk as a boiled owl.
  Drunk as a bunghole.
  Drunk as a piper.
  Drunk as a tinker.
  Drunk as a top.
  Drunk as David’s saw.
  Drunk as blazes.
  As drunk as three in a bed.
  Dronken … as a rat.
            —Andrew Borde (Boke of Knowledge, 1542)
  Drunk as a lord.
            —George Colman, the Younger
  Drunk as a porter.
            —Nathaniel Field
  Drougen [drunk] as an ape.
            —John Grange
  Drunk as fish.
            —Ben Jonson
  Drunk as Davy’s sow on a frosty night.
            —Rudyard Kipling
  Drunk like Lot.
            —Andrew Marvell
  Drunk as a fiddler.
            —The Puritan
  Drunk as a wheel-barrow.
            —Samuel Wesley
  Drunk as a beast.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
  Drunk as a drum.
            —Women’s Petition Against Coffee
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