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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
False
 
  False as a man with a black head and a red beard.
            —Anonymous
  1
  False as Dick’s hatband.
            —Anonymous
  2
  False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.
            —Robert Burton
  3
  False as suborn’d perjurers.
            —Samuel Butler
  4
  False as the father of lies.
            —Gilbert K. Chesterton
  5
  False and fair-foliaged as the manchineel.
            —Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  6
  False as a bulletin.
            —Napoleon
  7
  False as the adulterate promises of favorites in power when poor men court them.
            —Thomas Otway
  8
  False as the wind, the waters, and the weather.
            —Thomas Otway
  9
  False as God is true.
            —Thomas Paine
  10
False eloquence, like the prismatic glass,
Its gaudy colors spread on ev’ry place.
            —Alexander Pope
  11
  As false as Waghorn, and he was nineteen times falser than the deil.
            —Scottish Proverb
  12
  False as an obituary.
            —Edgar Saltus
  13
  False as dice.
            —William Shakespeare
  14
  False as dicers’ oaths.
            —William Shakespeare
  15
  False as hell.
            —William Shakespeare
  16
            False
As stairs of sand.
            —William Shakespeare
  17
  False as water.
            —William Shakespeare
  18
  False … as wolf to heifer’s calf.
            —William Shakespeare
  19
  False as the fowler’s artful snare.
            —Tobias Smollett
  20
  False and foul as fear.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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