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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Flat
 
  Fell flat as a damp squib.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Flat as a pricked bladder.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Flat as your hand.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Flat as the beaten coin.
            —Romance of Antar
  4
  Flat as a flounder.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  5
  Lay flat like an anvil’s face.
            —Robert Browning
  6
  Flat as a gravestone.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  7
  Flat and bare as Hebrew verse of Bishop Hare.
            —John Byrom
  8
  Flat as a fillet of sole.
            —Irvin S. Cobb
  9
  Flat as a juryman.
            —Charles Dickens
  10
  Flat as a flail.
            —Bret Harte
  11
  As flat as a pancake.
            —Ludvig Holberg (1684–1754)
  12
  Flat as a rose that has long been pressed.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  13
  As flat as Æschylus in Bohn’s translation.
            —Victor Hugo
  14
  Flat as a willow-pattern plate.
            —Victor Hugo
  15
  Flat as an excuse.
            —Sydney Munden
  16
  Flat as the fens of Holland.
            —Sir Walter Scott
  17
                Flat
As dead sands be at utmost ebb that drink
The drainèd salt o’ the sea.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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