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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Fit (Adverb)
  Fit as a rope for a thief.
  Fit as a shoulder of mutton for a sick horse.
  Fit as a fiddle.
            —William Haughton
  Fit as a saddle for a sow.
            —Vincent Stuckey Lean (Collectanea)
  As fit as a pudding for a dogges mouth.
            —John Lyly
  Fit as a fritter for a friar’s mouth.
            —English Proverb
  As fit as ten groats is for the hand of an attorney, as your French crown for your taffeta punk, as Tib’s rush for Tom’s fore-finger, as pancake for Shrove-Tuesday, a morris for May-day, as the nail to his hole, the cuckold to his horn, as a scolding queen to a wrangling knave, as the nun’s lip to the friar’s mouth; nay, as the pudding to his skin.
            —William Shakespeare
  A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
            —Old Testament
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