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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
John Skelton
  Angry as a waspe.  1
  Biting like the east wind.  2
  Death … was busy as on a battle field.  3
  As ferce and as cruell as the feende of hel.  4
  Fledde like a beest.  5
  Flew like the wind.  6
Gentyll as faucoun  Or hauke of the towre.  7
  Glistring lyke glasse.  8
  Greedy as a cormorant.  9
  Heavy as lead.  10
  Hobbles as a goose.  11
  Impossible as a centaur or a griffin.  12
  Leap away lyke froges.  13
  Limpid as the mountain stream.  14
  Lucid as the dawn.  15
As pacient and as styll.
And as ful of good wil
As fayre Isiphill.
  As right as a ram’s horn.  17
  Sharp as tenterhooks.  18
  Speak as if he would jump down your throat.  19
  Still as clapper in a mill.  20
  Is as true as black is blue.  21
  Trewe as the gospell.  22
  Valiant as Hector in every marciall nede.  23
  Wise as Waltom’s calfe.  24
  My words hang together like feathers in the wind.  25
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