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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Foolish as a calf.
  Foolish as an endeavor to make a lobster climb a tree and give a report of the atmospheric conditions.
  Foolish as a peacock.
  Foolish as to scratch one’s head with a firebrand.
  Foolish as the tailor who sews sleeves to the pocket holes.
  Foolish as to flash a roll of bills before a lawyer.
  Foolish as to talk of color to a blind man.
  Foolish as to try to pull hair from a bald man’s head.
  Thare iz just this difference between a fule and a hen, the fule cackels before, the hen not till after the egg iz lade.
            —Josh Billings
More foolish than the prodigal who eats
The husks of sense.
            —Lewis Morris
  Foolish, as to look for a rainbow in the night.
            —Sydney Munden
  Foolish as to have confidence to promise himself three years.
            —François Rabelais
  Foolish as the disturbing phantoms of the night.
            —Walter Trumbull
  Foolish as a search would be for new sunlight to illuminate the marbles of Michael Angelo.
            —William Winter

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