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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Empty as a bird’s nest in December.
  Empty as a politician’s address to the people.
  Empty as a quill.
  Empty of expression as a squeezed sponge of water.
  Empty as Vanity Fair.
  Empty … like a shell dishabited.
            —Thomas E. Brown
  Empty of religion, as the white of an egg is of savor.
            —John Bunyan
  Empty as shade.
            —C. C. Colton
  Empty as a church on a week-day.
            —Alphonse Daudet
  Empty as a cobbler’s curse.
            —Thomas Dermody
  As empty of ideas as an opera.
            —Henry Fielding
  Empty as an idiot’s mind.
            —George Cabot Lodge
  Empty as space.
            —Guy de Maupassant
  Empty as air-pumps drain’d of air.
            —William Shenstone
  Empty as a skull.
            —Alfred Tennyson
  Empty as wind.
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