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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Low as horse’s hoof.  1
  It’s as true as Biglam’s cat crew, and the cock rock’d the cradle.  2
Her browe was like the mountain snae
Gilt by the morning beam.
  Her cheeks like living roses glow.  4
  Fades awa’ like morning dew.  5
  Her hair was like the threads of gold.  6
  Shimmered like the sun.  7
  Sweete as the infant spring.  8
  As cheeky as a young bantam cock.  9
  As clean as a leek.  10
  As dark as a Yule midnight.  11
  As deaf as Ailsa Craig.  12
  As deep as Pedwell.  13
  As dejected as a wet hen.  14
  As dumb as a dead cuddy.  15
  As false as Waghorn, and he was nineteen times falser than the deil.  16
  As fat as a distillery pig.  17
  As fat as a Miller’s horse.  18
  As fierce as the Pentland Firth.  19
  As fu’ as a biled wulk.  20
  As fu’ as a piper.  21
  As fu’ as the Baltic.  22
  As glum as a man who has found a penny and lost a sixpence.  23
  As greedy as ten cocks scraping in a dunghill for ae barley pickle.  24
  As happy as the day is lang.  25
  As high as Gilderoy.  26
  As merry as the maltman.  27
  As plump as a miller’s sparrow.  28
  As proud as a Highlander.  29
  As quiet as a settin’ hen.  30
  As ragged and dirty as a Leith carter’s pony.  31
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