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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Richard Harris Barham
 
  His head was as bald as the palm of your hand.  1
  Blaze like a couple of lamps on a yellow post-chaise.  2
  Drank like a Merman.  3
  Flew like a cloth-yard shaft from a bended yew.  4
  Grey as a badger.  5
  Like Mahomet’s coffin, the shocking word hung half-way ’twixt the root and the tip of the tongue.  6
  Off like a shot.  7
                As picturesque,
As the figures we see in an arabesque.
  8
  Right as a trivet.  9
  Smoked like a chimney.  10
  White as soap.  11
 
 
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