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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Sam Slick
  Deaf as a shad.  1
  Dull as a bachelor beaver.  2
  Dull as a boiled codfish.  3
  Fun has no limits; it is like the human race and face; there is a family resemblance among all the species, but they all differ.  4
  Hiss, like a goose with a flock of goslings.  5
  Lonely as a catamount.  6
  Wise men, like wine, are best when old; pretty women, like bread, are best when young.  7
  Sure as God made Moses.  8
  Sure as eggs is eggs.  9
  Uncertain in her temper as a morning in April.  10
  Wishes, like castles in the air, are inexpensive and not taxable.  11
  Yelled like all-possessed.  12
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