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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Charles Macklin
  Differ as a hound of blood and a mongrel.  1
  Jealous as a Spanish miser.  2
  Low as a bushy bramble.  3
  Modest as a maid a-christening.  4
  Gang off like a squib or a cracker on a rejoicing night, in a noise and a stink, and are never heard of after.  5
  Silent as a hound at fault.  6
  Smells worse than a tallow-chandler’s shop in the dog-days.  7
  Stiff as a turnpike.  8
  Whose tongue, like the dart of death, spares neither sex nor age.  9
  Trembling, like a man that loves to be a soldier, yet is afraid of a gun.  10

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