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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Fit (Verb)
  Fit as a banana skin on a banana.
  Fit in like dog’s teeth.
  Fits like the bark on a tree.
  Fits like feathers on a duck.
  Fit like the paper on the wall.
  Fit into his niche like a peg into a hole.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  Fits like a bathing suit coming out of the water.
            —George Broadhurst
  Fits in its place, like a marble stone accurately hewn and polished.
            —Thomas Carlyle
  Fits as a shell fits a crab.
            —Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  Fit as a thump with a stone in an apothecary’s eye.
            —Thomas Fuller, M. D.
  Fitted into it like a brilliant into the setting of a ring.
            —William Hazlitt
  Fits you like a flannel washed in hot suds.
            —O. Henry
  Fit like Sunday shoes.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  Fitted as does a key in a well-oiled lock.
            —Bettina von Hutten
  Fit … like the leg and trouser, the hair and the comb.
            —Henrik Ibsen
  Fits the present purpose like a ring to your finger.
            —Walter Savage Landor
  Fit her as a helmet might a hero.
            —Amy Leslie
  Fitted into each other like the artfully covered pieces of wood which composed the picture puzzles of our childhood.
            —Alexander Kielland
  Fit, like wheel to nave, or joint to spit.
            —William King
  Fits like a kid glove.
            —George Meredith
  Fits you like a finger stuck in the mud.
            —H. W. Phillips

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